Plymouth, Michigan – Adient, a global automotive seating and interiors company, will start using Covestro's Cardyon polyols in its moulded polyurethane foam products from November.
'Adient is pursuing multiple ways to reduce CO2 footprint, and this is especially true for the production of polyurethane foam,' said David Nash, Adient's VP for components in EMEA.
He added that using the Covestro's material was helping his company to make another step towards more sustainable production of its seating systems. ‘This means further differentiation and adds value for our customers,' he said.
Both Adient and Covestro said the new foams have the same properties as traditional completely oil-based foams and can be processed with only minor modification of equipment. Covestro's technology allows up to 20% of the Cardyon polyol to be made from CO2.
Persefoni Hilken, Cardyon venture manager at Covestro said the development is a further step towards the circular economy. ‘The fact that our CO2-technology is now also available for premium car seats confirms the great potential for this innovation,' she said.