New lightweight and bio-sourced solutions for cars' interiors English Free Members only

  • Category Technical paper
  • Related event Congrès : Multimatériaux pour l'allègement - 29 & 30 mars 2017
  • Edition SIA
  • Date 05/02/2017
  • Author L. Dufrancatel, P. Kannengiesser, V. Marcel, L. Albert - Faurecia Interior Systems
  • Language English
  • Type PDF file (532.65 Ko)
    (Downloadable immediately on receipt of online payment)
  • Number of pages 2
  • Code R-2017-05-08
  • Fee Free

Bio-sourced materials, developed from plant-based fibers, are a crucial component in Faurecia’s weight reduction technologies and boast several advantages: 20 to 30% weight reduction for equivalent or better performances and reduced environmental impact  (including CO2 reduction). They also generate new opportunities for the agricultural industry.

Inscribe in the natural fibers strategy for weight
saving, Faurecia’s teams and their partners have developed different breakthrough innovative biosourced concepts, : Flaxpreg™: a lightweight sandwich composite stronger with flax; NAFILean™: a PP based compound reinforced with hemp fibers for injection and NAFILite™, a microcellular foamed material reinforced with hemp natural fibers.