Advances in bio-based polyurethanes for automotive interior coatings

michael_costello
Posted: 10/19/2016

In Automotive, the importance of a sustainability agenda is paramount. Think of electric cars and vehicles that are more fuel-efficient. With these kinds of innovations the industry is working hard to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions from cars.

As a highly specialized chemicals company and the expert in car interiors materials and surfaces, Stahl is at the forefront of these developments. Yet, there are more ways to approach environmental responsibility and Stahl is pro-actively working on improvements to stay ahead of the competition. Without letting the other developments slip under the radar, we are working towards solutions to further reduce the environmental footprint in the automotive industry.

One such development is the advancement in bio-based polyurethanes. Until recently, coatings technology for finishing automotive leather and synthetic surfaces was largely based on petroleum feedstock chemicals, like ethylene and propylene. But recent advances in biotechnology have allowed a new class of polymers to be developed. Read the full white paper about these advances and potential for the automotive interior coatings.

michael_costello
Posted: 10/19/2016

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