Ambitious projects often fail in the face of reality. This is not the case with Röchling-BioBoom. This plastic alternative PLA BIO made from at least 90 percent renewable raw materials has made it all the way to series production.
Nice, new sustainability
The fact that our PLA BIO is making its debut in vehicles with sustainable drive systems is a perfect fit. One customer is now using the bioplastic for the design covers in its hydrogen-powered van.
PLA BIO allows for a more sustainable vehicle design and has numerous options for design surfaces. In addition to protecting important components, the covers in the engine compartment provide a high-quality design.
Innovation at the forefront
The material design was also the reason for another series order from a premium Asian brand. This time, however, Röchling-BioBoom is even more at the forefront- the new vane material is on the front of the vehicle of their new all-electric coupe.
The plan was to manufacture the vanes from conventional plastic and then paint them. The aim was to achieve an intense black with a piano lacquer effect. Depending on the customer's specifications, our bioplastic achieves this finish entirely without painting, eliminating several processing steps. This saves costs and reduces production effort.
Welcome to the future
Further components such as door trim strips, air vents, and interior parts in plant fiber optics made of PLA BIO are being discussed with various manufacturers.
This should make the next generation of vehicles even more sustainable and now not just because of the powertrains.
Polyolefines BIO and Polyamides BIO in production
Röchling Automotive has a great deal of experience in the development and production of SCR tank systems and degas bottles. Already today there are many of the products that we produce in Polyolefines BIO and Polyamides BIO.
Due to our full service offer including tools and validation tests, we find together the perfect solution for our customers' requirements.