High-tech polymers and plastics in general are omnipresent in today’s auto interior, and seats and interior trim represent a significant part of the vehicle’s mass. Sustainability is becoming a paramount value of the industry, and that’s especially true for plastics. The K Fair—the world’s top trade show for plastics and rubbers—will happen next month in Düsseldorf, Germany. It covers all industries using polymers and elastomers, including automotive, and will surely be a fantastic opportunity to learn about the innovative new materials and technologies. In the runup to the fair, DVN Interior talked with Covestro—a longtime DVN member and leading supplier of high-tech polymers across wide swaths of the automotive world. This week’s in-depth article brings you a preview of Covestro’s K Fair showcase. It’s a sparkling demonstration of what this important supplier is working on. And at the end of October we’ll be presenting you with a detailed report on the relevant exhibits and innovations at the K Fair.
Because of the abundant news this week, we’re holding off until next week on coverage of the DVN Workshop held in China last week.
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