BASF further extends the product range of its expanded polypropylene foam (EPP) Neopolen®. Compared to the available grades, the new material Neopolen® P 9235+ offers improved surface properties, a color impression deepened by 20% and optimized filling behavior in manufacturing. Parts made of Neopolen® P 9235+ generate considerably less friction noise. The black particle foam is suitable for automotive parts and dunnage trays subject to impact stress as well as for constructive and protective applications in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Neopolen® P 9235+ is listed in the automotive industry’s material data system IMDS and available in Europe from now on. The new standard grade will gradually replace the well-established Neopolen® P 9235 and is to evolve into a new product family including specialty grades in the medium term.