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June 23, 2022

Recycled headliner wins award for Grupo Antolin

By Graeme Roberts

Grupo Antolin has won the prestigious Plastics Recycling Award Europe 2022 for its sustainable modular headliner for vehicle interiors.

The supplier was awarded in the category Automotive, Electrical or Electronic Product of the Year.

This recognised 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 tyres.

Thanks to this project, which is already being produced for the Volvo C40 Recharge, 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”, said Enrique Fernandez, advanced engineering director of the overheads business unit.

The awards winners were announced on 23 June during the second day of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe at RAI Amsterdam.

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