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Revolutionary Automotive Interior Materials are Igniting Innovation Afresh in Market

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In order to comply with tightening environmental and regulatory mandates, innovation has become paramount in the automotive industry. Automotive manufacturers are thus increasingly faced with the need to find ways to bring maximum fuel efficiency to their products so as to meet federal guidelines. That has ignited a fresh wave of innovation in lightweight automotive interior materials. The future of the automotive industry will be steered by lightweight materials that improve vehicle performance, provide the desired levels of safety, and meet regulatory expectations.

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This emphasis on innovation will help the global automotive interior materials market to reach a valuation of US$137.06 bn by 2023, says a report available on Market Research Reports Search Engine (MRRSE). A number of groundbreaking new materials have made their way to the mainstream market in the last few years and there are signs that these materials will see much commercial success in the coming years. Let’s take a look at the most innovative automotive interior materials that will bring remunerative results to automakers in the foreseeable future.

Graphene Nearing Commercial Fruition in the Automotive Interior Materials Market

While the global graphene market is still developing, it is indeed developing rapidly and the wonder material could soon revolutionize automotive interiors. The material will make smart surfaces inside vehicles a reality. Already, experiments have shown that graphene can effectively create conductive surfaces inside vehicles. Given its surprisingly light weight and exceptional strength, the material (when used alongside nanoscale plastic fillers) can seamlessly replace current materials that are used as fillers (e.g.: calcium carbonate).

Nanomaterials Lend Themselves Easily to Numerous Applications

Nanomaterials are garnering the attention of more and more automakers because they help bring about conspicuous improvements to vehicle performance. Both nanotechnology and nanomaterials are turning automotive material paradigms on their head. For instance, auto manufacturers have been able to make bumpers and other important components 60% lighter with the use of nanocomposites while improving their ability to resist dents and scratching. Likewise, nanocellulose—which is similar to carbon fiber yet several times cheaper—is enabling companies to make lighter automotive interior materials.

Polyolefin Foams, Metal-plastic Hybrids Could Bring down Vehicle Weight Drastically

There are several areas within an automobile where weight reduction is possible and this can be achieved with the use of innovative materials such as metal-plastic hybrids and polyolefin foams. While the former can be used to replace conventional metal frames used in automotive seats, the latter have shown promise in cutting headliner weight besides reducing squeaks and buzzing.

Seats, especially, are an important category within the global automotive interior materials market but engineers have hitherto found it difficult to affordably replace metal parts with new-age materials. The challenge could, however, be addressed in the coming years with the use of glass fiber and carbon fiber hybrids.

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Even as these innovations stream into the market, the integration of additive manufacturing with lightweight resins and polymers could further transform the automotive interior materials market.