TENCEL® without limits
TENCEL® is a persuasive force in the automotive sector. In fiber or powder form, anything is possible with the universally applicable TENCEL® fiber. Properties ranging from environmental friendliness to the very best moisture management are what make TENCEL® a unique force in the automobile sector.
TENCEL® on board
TENCEL® fiber is available in a variety of different forms so that its properties can be optimized in different fields of application. In the automotive sector , the following TENCEL® types are used: a high volume fiber type for carpets, a fibrous powder for plastic parts (injection molding compounds), a special textile fiber for seat covers, and a nonwoven application for battery separators.
TENCEL® can now also be found throughout cars: from seats to carpets through to plastic parts.
In the automotive industry, sustainability is spelled with capital letters. Replenishable raw materials play an important role in sustainability. TENCEL® is made of wood and is therefore particularly relevant. The fiber works across a wide range of potential applications and also offers outstanding eco-friendliness.
TENCEL® is used in powder form as a reinforcement fiber for plastic parts in interior applications. It clearly improves the impact strength of the plastics. Compared to glass fibers, even thin-walled or very small parts can be reinforced with TENCEL®. Due to the purity of the fiber, TENCEL® is clean and odorless when it is processed. No discoloring occurs and plastics can be dyed as required.
TENCEL® is used in powder form in plastics.
Botanic seating comfort
In car seats, TENCEL® offers unparalleled comfort. Because of its inherent moisturemanagement capabilities, drivers and passengers experience superior comfort. The more TENCEL® that is used in a car, the higher the comfort. It performs in numerous applications, from woven to knitted fabrics as well as in linings (nonwovens and PU foam mixtures).
Tests prove that incorporating as little as 30% TENCEL® in a car seat reduces moisture development by 50%.
In the automotive industry, TENCEL® improves both process and product properties of various electrical devices - from the air conditioning to audio devices. TENCEL® is used as a separator in capacitors which control electrical devices and regenerate energy from braking into power. TENCEL® separator sheets can optimize the ion transport and thus increase the storage capacity, delivery of energy and service life. In addition, TENCEL® is used in oil and fuel filtration.
Sustainability meets technology.