Autoneum’s sustainable Re-Liner technology, utilizing reclaimed resin from discarded car bumpers, has secured its place as a finalist for the 2023 PACE Award. The innovative process transforms previously unusable waste into lightweight and durable wheelhouse outer liners. These eco-friendly components boast a high recycled content and significantly lower energy consumption in comparison to conventional alternatives.
This breakthrough aligns with the pursuit of a more sustainable circular economy. Autoneum, recognized for its commitment to resource and energy efficiency, has earned a nomination in the 2023 Automotive News PACE Awards. These awards celebrate excellence in innovation, technology, and business performance within the automotive supplier sector.
The Re-Liner technology, based on polyolefins recovered from post-consumer bumpers and featuring a textile top layer made from recycled fibers, addresses the underutilized potential of automotive bumper cover waste. The core resin of Re-Liner is 100% automotive post-consumer recycled material. These sustainable wheelhouse outer liners are anticipated to reduce bumper cover waste by nearly one million kilograms in 2023.
Autoneum’s Vice President of Product Development and Engineering, Dan Moler, emphasized the company’s commitment to developing innovative, lightweight, and durable materials, acknowledging the recognition of their efforts through the PACE Award nomination. The winners will be unveiled at an awards ceremony next year, marking a pivotal moment in the automotive industry’s pursuit of sustainability.