Renault develops a fabric made from 100% recycled materials for Zoe
Deeply committed to a strategy of increasing integration of recycled materials into its vehicles, Groupe Renault has initiated in 2015 a project called "àfiler" ("to thread") alongside Filatures du Parc and Adient Fabrics to design a unique textile product made exclusively from recycled materials.
Thanks to the traditional know-how of carded yarn and co-developed innovations, this textile product - made from safety belts, textile scrap from the automotive industry and polyester fibers from the recycling of plastic bottles (PET) - now covers the interior of the New Renault Zoe, in Zen and Intens finishes.
The fabric covering a total area of 8 m² is used for the manufacture of seat covers, dashboard coverings, gear lever brackets and door fittings, and meets the high requirements for comfort, cleaning, UV resistance and durability.
The supply and short loop manufacturing of this recycled carded yarn - without chemical or thermal transformation - reduces associated CO2 emissions by more than 60% compared to the previous Zoe fabric from a standard manufacturing process.
A breakthrough industrial application, co-developed by Groupe Renault, Les Filatures du Parc, a French company specialized in carded yarn, and Adient Fabrics, the world's leading supplier of automotive seats, with the support of Ademe and the Occitania region in France.