Global demand for innovative cars of the future and sustainable forms of mobility is rising. Accordingly, automobile manufacturers and suppliers are increasingly focusing their vehicle development activities on resource-saving lightweight components and production processes.
In addition, the look and feel of the passenger cabin is a decisive factor in the purchasing decision. With Relive-1, the automotive supplier Autoneum Management AG, Winterthur/Switzerland, offers a premium technology for automotive carpets with aesthetic appearance and also a very good environmental performance. Among other things, carpets made of this material feature a particularly sustainable use of raw materials. One example is that only recycled PET bottles are used to manufacture the carpet yarns. Autoneum reuses this raw material, thus conserving natural resources and reducing plastic waste – while at the same time ensuring that new, high-quality carpet systems for future vehicle generations can be produced cost-effectively from used PET bottles. Moreover, Relive-1 is another step towards mono-material constructions and consequently, zero waste tufted carpet production. At the same time, it stands for the above-average product quality of Autoneum. Compared to standard carpets in compact to large class vehicles, Relive-1 carpets are more robust thanks to higher abrasion resistance, and easy to clean thanks to the vertical alignment of the filaments and the water repellency of polyester. As a result, small particles such as wood splinters, dust or pebbles as well as liquids can be removed easily with no residual traces.