SVIS - Sustainable Vehicle Interior Solutions
Purpose and goal
Today vehicle interior is mainly based on synthetic materials and often interior components consist of multi-materials where different materials are laminated with suitable adhesives. This kind of waste is often downgraded in the waste hierarchy to insulation, energy recycled, or in worst case, used as landfill. The hypothesis here is that a lot of this kind of production waste can be used in components with a higher value and contribute to a better environmental profile. The project addresses the need of a holistic approach on a more sustainable production of vehicle interiors.
Expected results and effects
The main effect is to transform to a more sustainable production of vehicle interiors. To do this the following results are expected: -Material flows today and optimized for tomorrow -Recyclability after usage -One-polymer material solutions -Easy divorce concepts -Guideline recycling method per material / polymer / concept -Guidelines and testing to replace fossil-based with biobased/recycled per raw material -Possibility to reuse or remanufacture per material type -LCA on the main materials and components
Planned approach and implementation
The project is divided into a number of work packages with clear milestones and each work package addresses a well-defined area. The project will be run cross-functionally where the different parties can inspire each other and unexpected spinoffs can occur. In an international perspective, the project is unique in that it focuses on vehicle interior design and is well represented by both national and international suppliers of interior components. To ensure dissemination of results both inside and outside the project, this will be handled in a dedicated work package.