Shanghai, China – BASF Haptex, a solvent-free PUD is being used as the seat cover material in car maker NIO's ES6 model.
BASF solvent-free PUD in new NIO seat covers
'Our passengers will enjoy their journey even more in the upgraded ES6 model, owing to the assured interior air quality, and the material's superior appearance and texture,' said Kris Tomasson, VP design at NIO.
Chinese company Greentech makes the coated fabric material and, Hongbo Li is the company's general manager. He said: 'Haptex significantly simplifies and speeds up the production process of synthetic leather as organic solvent are no longer needed. This helps car makers meet increasingly stringent VOC standards, especially for car interior applications.'
BASF said the material has good peel strength, durability, abrasion and hydrolysis resistance. It can be used at temperatures down to 30° C.