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Mono-material interiors from Magna

TWE’s rePEaT solutions include products made from recycled and biodegradable fibres.

18th October 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Aurora, Ontario, Canada

Interiors, Sustainable

Magna, headquartered in Aurora, Ontario, is introducing the EcoSphere product family comprised of sustainable trim materials, trim padding, structures and foam for automotive interiors.

The 100% melt recyclable foam and trim system is intended to eliminate the disposal of seating foam pads and trim covers in landfills by the exclusive use of PET polyester.

Leveraging Magna’s expertise in the integration of foam chemistry, trim manufacturing, craftsmanship and tooling, EcoSphere ensures that the look and feel of the seating materials is consistent with industry standards, while significantly reducing environmental impact.

“As a top priority for our stakeholders, we recognise the need for solutions that minimise environmental impact,” said Carrie Young, chief engineer for seating innovation at Magna. “This unique product family enables our seating materials to be repurposed and reused in the creation of new polyester products, contributing to a circular economy approach. Our technology offers automakers a game-changing opportunity to enhance sustainability without compromising on comfort, quality or performance.”

Trim foundation can be found in every car seat produced. It is laminated to the back of trim materials to provide support and a crisp appearance. To source 100% recycled materials for EcoSphere trim foundation, Magna has partnered with TWE Group, a specialist in manufacturing technical textiles and nonwovens. TWE’s rePEaT solutions include products made from recycled and biodegradable fibres.

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