As part of its commitment to making mobility more sustainable, Grupo Antolin has unveiled a car headliner made from a substrate that includes a polyurethane foam obtained from mass-balance certified renewable feedstocks such as vegetal and crop residues.
To further protect natural resources and reduce the sector’s dependence on fossil-based materials, Grupo Antolin has chosen to laminate the headliner using a textile made from recycled polyester fibers. The new headliner, which benefits from the same properties as a conventional headliner, has already been manufactured in serial production for a new vehicle model. Grupo Antolin worked with a multitude of suppliers to hone the manufacturing process.
For the headliner’s core PU foam, one of the company’s key suppliers developed a process that replaced fossil-based raw materials with renewable feedstock derived from organic waste and food-industry residues. The fabric laminated to the headliner substrate is produced by Borgstena and uses polyester yarns from recycled PET bottles. The electricity Borgstena requires for the manufacturing process comes from renewable sources.
Energy used by Grupo Antolin in the manufacturing process of the headliner substrate also comes from 100% renewable sources.