Cleveland, US – Ohio-based materials company Lubrizol Engineered Polymers has debuted a prototype of its newly-developed SilSense material for car seat covers at the Auto Expo Components trade show in Pragita Maidan, New Delhi, India. The company describes the material as a ‘first-class quality synthetic leather for unlimited comfort’.
SilSense is a non-animal derived product, designed to compete with currently available vegan synthetic leathers. Lubrizol says the new TPU-based material has low VOC emissions because it is produced through a ‘cleaner, solvent-free process’ than existing synthetic leathers.
Vishal Shinde, business manager and commercial lead, Lubrizol Engineered Polymers, India, said: "By applying SilSense in car seat covers, we can provide a timeless material of the highest calibre for a luxurious VIP car interior look and feel. It is the perfect solution for designers looking out for fabulous styling in the interior, design flexibility at an optimised cost.”
The Auto Expo Components show continues until 15 January. Samples of Lubrizol’s new product can be seen at the Autoform booth in Hall 3FF/B38.
Editor's note: this article has been edited. A previous version of this article said that Lubrizol had not revealed the composition of SilSense. Since first publication, Lubrizol has informed Urethanes Technology International that SilSense is a TPU-based product.