Automotive interior


Market Needs: Improve Efficiency, Extend Range, Enable Circularity 

As the demand for low- and zero-emission, energy-efficient transportation continues to grow across all vehicle types, transportation requirements are evolving quickly. Reducing vehicle weight improves efficiency, extends range and enables increased payload.

In automotive applications, there is a demand for alternative materials to improve interior air quality and reduce carbon footprint. Avient’s transportation portfolio includes sustainable technologies that offer lightweight structural alternatives to metals, while delivering comparable or improved performance; reduce volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions to improve interior air quality; specialty colors & effects enable paint replacement technologies. We work closely with design engineers to help them meet their sustainability goals, including fuel-efficient combustion vehicles and next generation electric vehicles.

Sustainable Solutions Highlights

Complet™ REC solutions provide long fiber-reinforced composites are now available in recycled nylon and TPU formulations 

Polystrand™ R continuous fiber thermoplastic composites enables lighter weight reinforcement with recycled PET

Edgetek™ PKE NHFR formulations are polyketone grades with non-halogen flame retardants specifically designed for electric vehicle components, including connectors

Paint replacement technologies, including Artisan™ ABS portfolio and Molded-In Color Metallic

Automotive interior

Case Study: Automotive OEM Lowers Carbon Footprint With Avient 

Eco-conscious LightweightingRecycling Solutions No VOC Reduction

The Challenge 

An automotive OEM was looking to increase the use of sustainable materials for various vehicle parts in order to make progress towards achieving their sustainability goals and net zero emissions targets. 

The Solution & Impact
By utilizing a combination of Avient’s OnColor™ Colorants, Hydrocerol™ Chemical Foaming Agents, and Smartbatch™ Combination Colorants & Additives, we enabled the OEM to reduce weight and carbon emissions in panel doors, increase UV resistance in instrument panels and replace traditional paint processes in central consoles.