Speeches & Discussions
Sustainable Material Design for Automotive Interiors
June 14, 2012
Bio-plastics made by castor oil, fungi based foam, or banana fibres for interior design: These are just some of the most striking examples of a development that will take on a revolutionary character in the near future. Natural materials, recycled industrial materials, and product concepts that are sparing with resources are all gaining ground. The world is seemingly undergoing radical change. Materials are to be more natural, healthier and more sustainable. As consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the eco-friendly handling of materials and of thinking in material cycles, investment in sustainable products and automotive interiors is a rewarding business. Indeed, in many areas customers even expect eco-friendly materials with multi-purpose properties and the use of sustainable production methods.
Dr. Sascha Peters will present the latest material news and will show some examples for the use of sustainable materials in transportation design.
image: Nissan concept car "Bio-Polymer" for LA Design Challenge 2010