Polestar to use natural composites for interior

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Polestar has recently confirmed that it will put its Precept concept car into production. The interior of the car features a mix of sustainable materials including recycled PET bottles, fishing nets and cork vinyl.

It will also feature composite materials from supplier Bcomp, which specializes in the development of natural fiber-based materials, a first for a production vehicle. Volvo had previously released a recycled plastics demonstrator, based on an XC60, which used these materials.

Of particular importance for interior applications, Bcomp’s production process enables the use of a visual surface layer to be applied to its materials, such as leather, Alcantara or textiles, with composite structure below consisting of flax fibers, and, where necessary, reinforcing ribs to improve stiffness.

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