Rick Bell, global development manger for Renewable Materials – DuPont Automotive Performance Polymers joins a panel to discuss “Environmentally Friendly Interiors” on April 14 at 2 p.m. EST during the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit. He is responsible for the corporation’s growing portfolio of high-performance renewably sourced materials.
“As the global automotive industry embraces the value of renewably sourced materials, it is important to engage in discussions throughout the value chain so that science can be put to work applying these materials to the right applications and developing even more products OEMs and consumers ultimately value,” said Bell.
In the last year, DuPont Automotive has seen several commercial adoptions of its breakthrough new renewably sourced materials. Most recently, Toyota’s adopted fibers made from DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer for the ceiling surface skin, sun visor and pillar garnish of Toyota’s new model, SAI®. SAI® is an intensively ecological “compact luxury car” equipped with an overwhelming percentage of eco-plastics made from plant-based materials, which comprise approximately 60 percent of the car’s internal surface area.
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