Aluminum for the automotive industry – Interior trim & accessories
Aluminum makes a great material for use in an automotive interior. Its notable strength, finish, light weight and protective qualities are second to none.
Aluminum trim solutions for the automotive industry
In order to maintain an overall light weight, automotive interiors are almost as important as the exterior. Aluminum trim and interiors can drastically reduce weight, improve aesthetics and provide longevity that other materials cannot.
Unlike traditional materials, aluminum automotive interiors and trim also maintain a sustainability advantage. Allowing your automotive projects to be as materially sustainable as possible on the interior as well as the exterior increases your green credentials and contributes to a greener automotive future.
How aluminum can benefit an automotive interior
Hydro can provide high-specification automotive trim (new product page) (including decorative trim for door openings, aluminum door handles and recesses, dashboards and miscellaneous interior sections) manufactured from durable high-quality aluminum extrusions, using the alloy best suited to your application.
Whether a project calls for a specific finish or style (matte or shining, embossed or stamped), all customer projects are managed by experienced international program management teams at dedicated plants, so you can trust that Hydro has the material knowledge to enable you to use aluminum in the best possible way.
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Why choose aluminum for interiors & trim?
Integrating aluminum components into the interior and trim of a car or vehicle makes it possible to reduce part counts and assembly costs. Replacing traditional materials and using aluminium in a vehicle could lessen weight by as much as 30%.
As aluminum is fully recyclable, a large percentage of the car of the future could be made from 100% recycled aluminum, a truly sustainable vehicle.
Hydro CIRCAL is our range of products made with recycled, post-consumer scrap. Using recycled aluminum, we are able to drastically reduce energy use in the production phase, while still being able to offer high-quality aluminum products.
Operating the most advanced aluminum sorting technology in the industry allows Hydro CIRCAL to provide some of the highest recycled content aluminum in the market. Currently we offer Hydro CIRCAL 75R that contains a minimum of 75% post-consumer scrap. The higher the recycled content, the lower the carbon footprint.
Hydro REDUXA is our series of low-carbon aluminum. By using renewable energy sources like hydro power, Hydro REDUXA reduces the carbon footprint to 4kg CO2e per kg of aluminum (less than a fourth of the global average). The result is aluminum with one of the world’s lowest carbon footprints – maximizing sustainable opportunities for our customers in the automotive industry.
Using renewable energy from water, wind and solar, Hydro can produce cleaner aluminum than ever before.