Grupo Antolin’s sustainable headliner for vehicle interiors wins plastics recycling award

The headliner substrate is produced using different materials made from urban and post-consumer plastic waste and end-of-life tyres.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 06 Jul 2022 Views icon3840 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Grupo Antolin has won the prestigious Plastics Recycling Award Europe 2022 for its sustainable modular headliner for vehicle interiors. Antolin has been awarded in the category Automotive, Electrical or Electronic Product of the Year.

This achievement recognizes the first headliner substrate on the market produced by thermoforming different materials (PU foam, textile and plastic reinforcement) made from urban & post-consumer plastic waste and end of life tires. Thanks to this project, which is already being produced for the Volvo C40 Recharge, a fully electric SUV, Antolin aims to reduce waste and energy consumption during manufacturing and to meet the demand for eco-friendly interiors, something increasingly valued in car buyers’ choices. The successfully project has been the result of the collaboration between Grupo Antolin and some Tier 2 suppliers.

“As a world leader in vehicle headliners, Antolin has the cutting-edge technology, expertise, and capabilities to offer a more sustainable car interior trim by helping our customers to develop environmentally friendly solutions. The Wet PU technology has demonstrated to be the most competitive in terms of cost and quality, fulfilling at the same time the most demanding specifications from our clients”, says Enrique Fernandez, Advanced Engineering Director of Grupo Antolin’s Overheads Business Unit.

Organised jointly by Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) and Crain Communications, the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2022 winners were announced on June 23 at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe in Amsterdam.

This award recognises achievement throughout the scope of the European plastics recycling industry. The awards offer an insight into current developments in recycled material usage, product design and innovative manufacturing.

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