Polestar Goes for Green Interiors with Bio-Attributed PVC in SUV
Swedish electric car manufacturer Polestar has incorporated bio-attributed PVC Biovyn from INEON Inovyn into its Polestar 3 SUV MicroTech upholstery.
Biovyn’s bio-based material is made of renewable feedstock replacing fossil-based raw materials with eco-friendly materials derived from crude tall oil, a byproduct or coniferous tree pulping. The material has the same properties as conventional PVC with the added benefit of a carbon footprint reduction of over 70%.
Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar, said, “The new model defines the heart of Polestar in terms of size, luxury, ambition and design. It features innovations throughout the vehicle, including MicroTech seat upholstery which is made from Biovyn.”
Maximillian Missoni, head of Polestar design, said, “We decided that we wouldn’t choose the easy way of quoting old paradigms of traditional car design. On this path, we asked ourselves how we could combine the benefits of vinyl upholsteries with a better process to achieve our sustainability target, and the solution is MicroTech.”
Geir Tuft, CEO of INEOS Inovyn, said, “It’s a great honor for our company to be associated with a brand as ambitious and forward-thinking as Polestar. This shows just how much the automotive industry is evolving and how INEOS Inovyn’s continuous innovation and investments in more sustainable processes and products are paying off.”