From the structural parts, to door trims and the center console, our innovative premium cellulose best-in-class solutions enable the automotive interior industry to design the parts of the future. We work closely with the world’s leading OEMs and brands on the latest advanced sustainable technologies. Possibilities for using Sappi Symbio in automotive interiors include:
Sappi relies on renewable resources, sustainability is at our core. Symbio automotive interior materials deliver the perfect solution that allows freedom of design, high quality, low emissions with minimum odour whilst promoting a robust sustainability agenda. Read more about Symbio and sustainability here.
Sappi is a global company supplying fibre-based solutions worldwide. Providing support to automotive Tiers and OEMs around the world. From our origins in South Africa, we've grown to manufacture across three continents, with operations in over 20 countries.
Symbio is an innovative material solution based on premium cellulose fibres and thermoplastic, allowing automotive manufacturers and their partners to achieve tangible targets in lightweight performance and reduction of cycle time.
Cellulose fibres improve the life cycle analyses of your product and process, compared to fossil-based conventional materials.
Different from traditional natural fibre biocomposites, Sappi Symbio allows the production of parts to comply with stringent Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) requirements.
Sappi's Symbio cellulose fiber was chosen as feedstock for the development of lightweight bio-composite materials, for the Life Biobcompo project. The project aims to reduce vehicle CO2 emissions by 8%, through the replacement of conventional mineral fillers with bio-based fibers. Read the full story here.