Innovation for sustainable interiors

downloadAutomotive parts manufacturer Faurecia says innovation for sustainable materials is taking place across all its business groups and within the Sustainable and Smart Product Line.

Sustainable solutions for vehicle interiors, under the “Interior for the Planet” initiative, are being developed based on three pillars: use less, incorporate recyclable and recycled materials, and create alternatives to petrol solutions, with no impact on cost.

By 2030, the France-based group aims to reduce the carbon dioxide (CO2) footprint of materials by 87%.

Faurecia Interiors has been leading the industry since 2008 with NAFILean – a lightweight hemp-based biomaterial – and is building on this to develop other interiors products that have lower CO2 emissions.

Laurence Dufrancatel (pictured), innovation materials manager and Sustainable and Smart Product Line core team member, based in Méru, France, explains the benefits of these products and where Faurecia Interiors’ sustainable materials innovation is going next.

For the full story, see the March 2021 edition of MobileTex.