Toray Plastics (America)’s PEF Division Features Advanced Foam Technologies At Foam Expo North America

Visit Toray at booth 621

North Kingstown, Rhode Island(March 26, 2019)—The PEF Division of Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is exhibiting an array of leading-edge foam technologies at Foam Expo North America, March 26 – 28, 2019, in Novi, Michigan. The Toray booth is 612. Automotive OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, molders, and laminators, and those serving flooring/construction and the other vertical markets featured at the event, are learning about Toray’s advanced, proprietary Toraypef® and ToraSoft® electron beam cross-linked polyolefin foam products. Toray’s unique foaming process of floating materials on a bath of molten salt allows for superior expansion control, which enables the creation of better thickness and density uniformity, in comparison with foamed olefin sheets from other manufacturers. The Division recently completed a $40 million expansion that includes a new extrusion line, a new irradiation unit, and a new salt bath unit. Toraypef and ToraSoft sheets are available globally.

“Innovation by chemistry isn’t just a slogan for Toray Plastics (America), it is at the core of the company’s DNA,” says Jack White, Director of Sales, PEF Division. “Whether manufactured to meet the demands of the global automotive industry or for a challenging industrial application, Toray’s family of irradiation, crosslinked, polyolefin foams are engineered to deliver high performance.”

Located in Front Royal, Virginia, the PEF Division of Toray Plastics (America), Inc., was established in 1996 to meet a growing demand for automobile components made with thermoformable polypropylene and polyethylene foam. The Division quickly grew to become North America’s and Europe’s premier automotive supplier of blended polypropylene-polyethylene foam that offers consistent thickness and density.

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is a leading manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, bio-based, and metallized films for flexible and rigid packaging, lidding, graphic, industrial, optical, and electronic applications and conducts all its manufacturing and metallizing at one location. Toray is also a leader in the manufacture of polyolefin, polypropylene, and polyethylene foams for the automotive and flooring industries.The company is a subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc., the world leader in synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and high-performance films, which has annual sales exceeding US$20 billion. For more information about Toray Plastics (America)’s complete line of films and foams, contact Mary Osso at or 401-667-2281. Toray Plastics (America), Inc., headquarters is located at 50 Belver Avenue, North Kingstown, RI 02852-7500; telephone 401-294-4511, fax 401-294-3410. Visit the Toray Plastics (America), Inc., website at

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