From technical textiles to smart, sustainable and innovative solutions, the Portuguese textile industry is increasingly present in the automotive sector, as is the case of Mazda’s new 100% electric car, whose dashboard uses a cork coating made in Portugal. A natural, sustainable and biodegradable raw material, which helps to reduce the environmental footprint of the new model of the Japanese car brand.
Integrated into the console lining of Mazda’s new MX-3, the cork is supplied by Corticeira Amorim and was selected because it is a natural, sustainable and biodegradable raw material.
Comfort, impermeability and thermal, acoustic and anti-vibration insulation are other attributes that the cork imprints to the new vehicle”. Alongside the automotive sector, Amorim Cork Composites develops products, solutions and applications for some of the most sophisticated areas in the world, such as the aerospace industries and the construction and energy sectors.
It is inside the cars of the most respected brands that the Portuguese solutions are implemented. CeNTI – Centre for Nanotechnology and Technical, Functional and Intelligent Materials, in partnership with CITEVE – and Simoldes have just announced that they are developing a console for the car of the future, prepared for autonomous driving and with several intelligent features incorporated.