Eastman Trēva™ engineering bioplastic for automotive markets

Automotive OEMs are discovering the advantages of Trēva for their emerging human-machine interface (HMI) designs.

HMI systems are increasingly putting drivers in real-time communication with vehicles and the rest of the world. But what is the best material for these new dash displays and smart systems?

Touch screens can be comprised of glass or clear plastic. But glass is costly, heavy, and difficult to curve and shape. It also presents impact challenges that can affect occupant safety. With excellent impact performance, plastics, on the other hand, can enable 3D shapes more cost effectively at a significantly reduced weight. These inherent plastic capabilities enable design engineers to achieve the harmonious interior surfaces required by industrial designs. However, some require surface modification to achieve scratch and fingerprint resistance.

Driving innovation in HMI displays and trim

Trēva is a brilliant choice for automotive HMI lens applications and decorative trim. BPA-free Trēva is a new cellulose-based engineering bioplastic that offers both high performance and reduced environmental impact. It has excellent optical and birefringence properties, exhibiting high clarity for both convenience and safety.

What’s more, its superior impact strength and flow characteristics make it ideal for stylish, durable, and lighter interior trim that can stand up to heat, humidity, and UV rays.

Contact us, and let’s explore how this material will work better for you and your business.


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