APPLICATION:Automotive Interior and Human Machine Interface (HMI)

Posted by:info on 2021-05-19

With numerous variations in design, color, and mechanical properties, Compo-SiL® silicone based vegan leather provides sustainable choices for an abundance of automobile interior parts, ranging from the steering wheel to the car seats. Apart from raw materials, Compo-SiL® silicone based vegan leather can also be utilized for human machine interface (HMI) applications like light guiding, tactile sensing surface, etc. It generates low VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and offers excellent durability and temperature, UV, weather, and hydrolysis resistance.

                                                          Compo-SiL® steering wheel application

Compo-SiL®: Alternative Sustainable Material for Automotive Application

While sustainable materials are one of the major factors to be trending, automotive interiors and driving comfort have become equally important in consumers' decisions to buy a new car. For instance, to find cruelty-free and eco-friendly alternatives to animal and faux leather, automotive experts, researchers, and manufacturers have kept researching for sustainable, lightweight, and durable materials for ages.

Vegan leather from Compo-SiL® is a sustainable material that can be easily applied to products of R2R and OMD processes. It has no adhesion or bonding issues with other materials. With Compo-SiL® technology, our vegan leather is easy to bond with the other automotive interiors parts, including steering wheel, cockpit modules, automotive seats, etc.

Hydrolysis, humidity, and weather resistance: Compo-SiL® silicone based interiors delivers high hydrolysis resistance performance, making sure the automotive parts installed in the interiors, work well under a high humid environment. In addition, silicone has good weather resistance as well. These features make our silicone based interiors have great durability, which prolong product lifespan.

Anti-microbial: Automotive interiors are always touched and highly exposed to sweat. As a result, automotive surfaces are highly contagious due to bacteria growing day by day, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Compo-SiL® based antimicrobial automotive interior surfaces have passed antiviral testing (ISO 21702:2019), anti-bacterial testing (ISO 22196:2011), and antifungal testing (ASTM G21), solving the problem of bacteria growth.

Flame retardance: Flame retardant material is widely applied to automotive interiors to extend the time for escaping when a fire happens. Compo-SiL® silicone based vegan leather equips with halogen-free flame retardant properties, which minimizes the harm to the environment.

Soft and tunable elasticity: With Compo-SiL®’s tenability in hardness and elasticity of the raw materials, various surfaces and embossments for automotive interior surfaces can be designed.

Eco-friendly: Silicones tackle the problem of greenhouse gas emissions. Its low carbon footprint and low VOCs help the sustainability of our environment. (Credit of information goes to CES Silicones Europe) Also, Compo-SiL® silicone raw materials comply with ISO 14001, RoHS, and REACH standards.

Compo-SiL® Vegan Leather Surface for HMI

Human Machine Interface is one of the technological advancements making lives more hassle-free. It’s an interface with mechanical and electronics expertise that allows users to experience activities with fingertips.

Compo-SiL® can be applied to the surface of HMI with design freedom, R2R printability, and great adhesion properties. With customized patterns, colors, and textures of our vegan leather, manufacturers have more options for their design. Moreover, our material offers high light transmittance and the tactile feedback can be adjusted to make sure our customers have good experience on the HMI.

Compo-SiL® HMI application

 Compo-SiL® surface with high light transmittance

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