Synthetic leather is a common alternative to leather used for car seats. Origin PET can be used to make sustainable seat coverings and seat cover backing for different foils.
Surface Materials — Knitted Fabric
Most seat cover fabric is PET polyester, a high-performance fiber that resists sunlight, reducing normal wear and tear at a reasonable cost.
Surface Materials — Carpets
Most interior carpets are composed of nonwoven fabrics, with the rest being tuft. In both cases, PET is mainly used in the facings.
Engine Auxiliary Applications
Origin's technology can be used to produce a drop-in ready, specialty polyamide, a polymer which is extraordinarily stiff, tough, and resistant to heat, corrosion, and high voltage for use in automotive engine applications.
Origin PET can be used in tire cord and other synthetic tire fabrics to produce a more sustainable product. Origin CMF can be converted into hexamethylene diamine (HMDA) or adipic acid, both key components of nylon variants used in tire fabric. Origin HTC, prepared as a sustainable alternative to carbon black, can also be used in sustainable pigments and fillers for tires.