As Automotive Interiors Expo Europe concludes its proceedings for 2023, we take a moment to examine the exhibited trends in materials, finishes and technologies. The show not only showcased the latest advancements but also emphasized sustainable solutions, offering opportunities for brand distinction and improvements in production quality.
Held at the Messe Stuttgart on December 5, 6 & 7, 2023, the event featured state-of-the-art interiors manufacturing and production systems. On display were components and concepts aimed at elevating quality, durability, performance and manufacturing processes while enhancing aesthetic appeal.
Watch these videos to see what exhibitors Covestro, Ligneos, Alanod and Ruhlamat displayed in terms of developments in sustainability, optical performance, laminate and wood surfaces, thermoplastic materials and surface finishes.
Covestro displayed its latest technology, which combines in-mold coating of clear materials with high-quality optical performance and backlighting effects.
Natural wood surfaces remain a sign of luxury, and is pushing the boundaries of wood applications, encompassing tight radii and complex curved surfaces.
Specialist sheet material supplier exhibited a range of metallic coverings for interior parts, highlighting the array of surface finishes it can provide and the complex forms its materials accommodate.