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Kenichy Pillado

| March 01, 2024

At the core of the automotive industry, where precision and reliability converge, lies a critical component: a material known as elastomeric foam. These versatile materials, renowned for their flexibility and strength, are found in a wide range of applications, from hermetic sealing to shock absorption.

In this blog, Worldwide Foam will guide you through the automotive industry certifications for the elastomeric foam you need. If you want to learn more about what it is, the types of elastomeric foam and their properties, as well as the applications of elastomers in the automotive industry, including compliance certifications for automotive elastomers, keep reading.

Applications of elastomeric foam in the automotive industry

Elastomers are present in virtually every component of a vehicle, from the engine to the passenger compartment, as well as in the packaging of automotive parts and products. Some of their most common applications include.

Sealing and gasketing

Elastomeric foam is utilized to seal and join different vehicle components, preventing liquid and gas leaks.

Cushioning and shock absorption

On the other hand, elastomeric foam is employed in the manufacturing of shock absorbers, gaskets, and other parts that absorb vibrations and impacts, thus enhancing the comfort and safety of the vehicle.

Interior and exterior parts

Elastomeric foam is employed in the production of seats, filler foams, interior panels, bumpers, moldings, and other body parts.

Automotive elastomeric foam compliance certifications

The automotive industry upholds rigorous quality standards. The elastomeric foam employed in vehicle manufacturing must adhere to a series of certifications ensuring its quality, safety, and reliability. Worldwide Foam holds the following certifications for elastomeric foam, outlined below.


16949 This international standard outlines the quality requirements for the design, development, production, and service of automotive products.

IATF 16949

This is the latest version of ISO/TS 16949, incorporating even more stringent requirements for quality and safety in the automotive industry.


A General Motors technical specification that defines the requirements for the elastomeric foam used in its vehicles.

Ford S108

Conversely, this certification is a Ford Motor Company technical specification outlining the requirements for the elastomers used in its vehicles.

Worldwide Foam's elastomeric foam: Customized solutions

At Worldwide Foam, we specialize in high-quality, closed-cell polyurethane foam, and elastomeric foam for the automotive, appliance, and packaging industries. We have a broad portfolio of products that meet the most demanding industry certifications.

With a wide range of products that comply with the industry's most stringent certifications, we invite you to explore more about elastomers and how they can enhance the performance of your vehicle. Visit our website or contact our experts, and we'll provide customized solutions tailored to your needs and budget.

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