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Premium new vehicles go for Dinamica

Luxury material employs the recycled polyester microfibres of Asahi Kasei.


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5th May 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Gorizia, Italy

Transport/​Aerospace

Miko, based in Gorizia, Italy, continues to find success in premium automotive interiors with its Dinamica suede-like microfibre fabric, which is now a preferred option to natural leather due to its sustainable credentials.

New interiors the material features in include the electric powered Audi E-tron G, Volkswagen’s urban SUV I.D4 and the new Land Rover Defender V8. It is also being employed in the Mercedes-Benz EQA and the Porsche 911 GT3.

The Audi E-tron G’s interior. ©

Dinamica employs the recycled polyester microfibres of Japan’s Asahi Kasei, which are manufactured into nonwoven fabrics and then finished in Italy by a special water-based process developed by the two companies.

This avoids the damage to the fibres associated with conventional carding and needlepunching. The use of water-based dyeing agents and the latest manufacturing also keeps carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to a minimum.

Dinamica is an optimal choice for the covering of seats, doors and panels, and is also available in a perforated version, which makes it suitable for seats with built-in electric air-conditioning. A firm, stable and anti-slip grip ensures the product can also be applied to the steering wheel, gear-stick and parking brake.

The new Land Rover Defender V8. © Land Rover

Dinamica is characterised by an excellent abrasion resistance – even at critical points, such as the seat side and seam points – while a high light-fastness, absence of pilling and easy to clean properties are further benefits. The material conforms to all standards in respect of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), anti-fogging, odours and the absence of harmful substances.

Since 2015, Miko has been a subsidiary of US-based Sage Automotive Interiors and a member of the Asahi Kasei Group.

www.dinamicamiko.com

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