Burgos, Spain – A new PU-based headliner for cars has been introduced by Grupo Antolin. The PU foam in the headliner is manufactured using bio-based renewable raw materials.
The company says the headliner has the same appearance and properties as a standard product. Mass-balanced feedstock from organic waste and food industry residues is used to make the foam, and it is laminated with a textile made from recycled PET bottles.
The electricity used in the manufacturing process is also from renewable sources.
“This achievement has been made possible by a manufacturing process developed in collaboration with our key suppliers,” the company said. “This an example that cooperation is essential to move forward in sustainable mobility.”
It is not the company’s first foray into more sustainable headliners. It won the Plastics Recycling Award Europe in 2022 for its sustainable headliner made from mass-balanced materials, with the fossil-based feedstock replaced by recycled material from end-of-life tyres and post-consumer plastic waste.