Innovative polystyrene, polypropylene & plastic packaging, bespoke packaging and technical parts - Knauf Industries.


Knauf Industries has globally renowned expertise in moulded product design and manufacture.
The most extensively used materials are Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) and Expanded Polystyrene (EPS).


These flexible, lightweight materials, very popular on the market for their exceptional shock absorption, are converted into products with increasingly high performances facilitating motor vehicle energy management and passenger safety.

Our offer includes a wide range of EPP & EPS products for:

  • Safety and comfort: protection under the steering column, cushions under floor carpets, bumpers, headrests and seats
  • Storage: tool box, jack compartment and various storage compartments
  • Logistics: returnable packaging for spare parts
  • Mechanics: engine and mechanical technical components




EPP is an irreplaceable component material for the manufacture of front and rear bumpers.
This lightweight material, renowned for its shock absorption, allows us to continually improve the properties of our products by optimising the total weight of the motor vehicle and pedestrian safety items.

The performance of our bumpers is guaranteed within Knauf Industries by extremely stringent quality control.

Motor vehicle seats

The use of flexible, lightweight materials in the motor vehicle part production process gives rise to a reduction in tool costs for the manufacturer and fuel savings for the end customer.
Therefore, for producing motor vehicle seats, no material is as reliable or as economical as Expanded Polystyrene (EPP).

EPP provides the vehicle not only with optimum passenger comfort, but also safety, which is a fundamental factor.

Motor vehicle interior components

Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) and Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) have a combination of properties which are perfectly suitable for motor vehicle interiors: impact resistance and shock absorption capability.
These materials are sturdy, chemically neutral and 100% recyclable, making them environmentally friendly.
Furthermore, due to their incredible soundproofing capabilities, these materials provide ideal comfort by eliminating engine noise and vibrations.

Side impact protection system

At Knauf Industries, we are also specialised in designing bespoke side impact protection systems for our automotive industry customers.
Our expertise in the manufacture of EPP and EPS items and component solutions is renowned. The materials used ensure that the items produced are perfectly lightweight and offer ideal shock absorption, guaranteeing driver, passenger and pedestrian safety.
EPP SIP (Side Impact Protection System) components are structurally sound and are an ideal complement to other safety systems, such as seat belts, airbags and columns and roof linings. Door padding is typically used for side impacts.

Cushions & padding

Our cushions made of expanded polypropylene level unevenly shaped vehicle floors perfectly. With their plastic material, cushions can be processed or modified to provide a uniform floor area.


For years, Knauf Industries has been specialised in the mass production of headrests ensuring driver and passenger safety.
Our headrests manufactured from expanded polypropylene can be combined with steel frames, trims and comfort foams.
The EPP material chosen for headrest production is lightweight and absorbs the effects of an impact in the event of a crash. It also allows a variety of design and style options.


Storage case & tool box

Expanded polypropylene is the material of choice for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the automotive industry and tier one OEM suppliers for tool boxes and spare wheel kits.
They are both strong and lightweight and can be designed with specific modifications to hold tools securely. Moreover, Knauf Industries EPP moulded tool boxes have the option of including fastening inserts and can be surface-finished for an exceptional aesthetic finish.



Foam steering column

The EPP foam steering wheel steering column is essential to protect against injuries.
Absorption by shockproof polypropylene foams ensures driver safety in the event of an accident.


Reusable packaging

Handling is a crucial factor in ensuring the optimal safeguarding of valuable components in transit throughout the logistics chain.
Knauf Industries is specialised in the production of reusable packaging for the automotive industry.