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Hemp-based first for Faurecia

Faurecia is poised to become the first automotive supplier to mass produce a 100% bio-based plastic with hemp-based fibres and a natural-substance matrix to replace injection-moulded polypropylene.
This was just one of a raft of developments the French-headquartered Tier 1 supplier introduced at last week?s LA Auto Show.
Faurecia joined forces with Japan?s Mitsubishi chemicals to optmise PBS (polybutylene succinate) as the basis for its BioMat.