Automotive Composites

After several years of intensive research led by Mercedes Benz, the use of natural fibers in composites were found to meet or exceed the high performance demands required for strength and durability. Natural fiber composites are made of a mixture of 50% hemp and 50% polypropylene (PP) which are formed into fleece mats and are later formed into various components.

The use of natural fibers in automotive composites versus fiberglass results in both ecological and technological benefits. When compared to traditional fiberglass, natural fiber composites do not splinter on impact, use less energy to produce, have lower material cost, and are recyclable.