Flax fibre: a series production option

Full version vin10060 decoclose mist scaled 1 1024x768Automotive and transportation manufacturers continue to evaluate flax and hemp materials across their model ranges as they seek to reduce the overall environmental impact of their products, according to the Alliance of European Flax-Linen and Hemp.

Natural fibres have been used for many years to reduce the carbon footprint in components such as acoustic insulation, headliners and interior mouldings that exploited the fibres’ vibration damping and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) benefits.

However, these applications have generally been parts that kept the fibres hidden: flax is now being used in more visible parts and in significantly higher volumes.

For the full story, see the June 2024 edition of MobileTex.


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