AqFresh™ technology at Automotive Interiors Expo – VOC & odour elimination technology for textiles, nonwovens & plastics


AqFresh™ technology at Automotive Interiors Expo

To find out more about our patented technology, fill in the contact form below or visit us at stand #3624 at Automotive Interiors Expo Stuttgart 8-10 November 2022. Our team of scientists will give visitors to our stand a demonstration of our unique technology in action.

They will present the breakthrough AqFresh™ performance results that have been proven on a range of automotive textiles, nonwovens and plastics. They will also offer an introduction to the amazing chemistry in action with our 3D video and 3D model, and a presentation of our VDA-270 odour testing results in a wide range of applications.

These include headliners, car seat textiles, dashboard films and rigid plastic door trim. Moreover, they will also share their wealth of experience impregnating AqFresh™ into a rapidly-growing broad range of nonwovens, textiles & PVC/PU coatings.


Patented Technology

AqFresh™ is a revolutionary patented odour capture technology that removes VOCs, odours and pollutants. It uses cucurbiturils – barrel-shaped molecules with polar portals and a hydrophobic cavity to quickly capture & tightly bind unwanted molecules. AqFresh™ has been successfully impregnated into nonwovens, textiles and textile coatings to remove VOCs, odours & pollutants released by these materials themselves as well as capturing external environmental odours.

It has a broad range of applications and is being formulated into products in many industries with significant proven results, including:

  • Automotive Interior Coated Textiles – AqFresh™ reduces odours from PVC coated textiles by 1  – 1.5 points on VDA-270 (when applied to the base textile layer)
  • Automotive Interior Rigid Plastics – PP plastic dashboard material with AqFresh™ has 1.5pts less VOCs/Odours on VDA-270
  • Automotive Interior Nonwovens – AqFresh™ has been added to typical headliner nonwovens to capture odours & VOCs


Automotive Interiors VOC & Odour Capture White Paper

AqFresh™ technology has been proven to capture odour and other VOC emissions from high-VOC materials & parts used in automotive interiors, such as PVC coated textiles & PP dashboards.

This report details the test methodology & results of VDA odour tests carried out on a range of materials with AqFresh™ added, along with key market insights.

For your copy of our full AqFresh™ Automotive Interiors VOC & Odour Capture White Paper packed with insights to inspire & guide your innovation programme, please complete the form below adding “AUTO INTERIORS WHITE PAPER” in the subject.


Free VDA Odour Test of Your Material Incorporating AqFresh™

To give you a free demonstration of our technology, we will add AqFresh™ to your material, carry out the VDA-270 test and send you a full report. To apply, please complete the form below adding “VDA ODOUR TEST” in the subject. Offer limited to the first 3  textile/coating/nonwoven/polymer manufacturers with £100M+ turnover.


3D video of our chemistry in action

Click below to watch a 3D video explaining the key benefits, applications, performance results as well as an explanation of AqFresh™ revolutionary supramolecular capture & release.

Get your free copy of our AqFresh™ Automotive Interiors Consumer Insights Report featuring the results of our global survey of over 600 consumers.


To get your free copy, please complete your details in the “CONTACT US” section below, adding “AUTOMOTIVE INTERIORS REPORT” in the subject.

Covering consumers’ attitudes to odour and VOC pollution in cars, innovations in car interior materials, and consumer reactions to some exciting potential new product concepts, this AqFresh™ Automotive Interiors Report is based on Aqdot’s global survey of over 600 consumers which gives valuable insight for our customers.

This report is designed particularly for Marketing and R&D Managers and Interior Design Engineers with responsibility for product innovation at automotive manufacturers or their interior parts or nonwoven, coated textile and plastic material suppliers.



  1. Survey methodology & sample
  2. Car ownership
  3. Aspects of a car’s interior that drive purchase preference
  4. Attitudes towards in-car air pollution
  5. Experience of and attitudes towards the new car smell
  6. Impact of malodour & fragrance on the mood of car drivers
  7. Current solutions to the problem of the new car smell and other malodours
  8. Appeal of potential new innovations to solve the problem of VOCs and the new car smell
  9. Key conclusions
  10. How Aqdot can help you meet your consumers’ needs with our AqFresh™ odour capture technology for automotive interior nonwovens, coated textiles and rigid plastics

Example Insights

  • When asked about car seat material, pleasant smell is equally as important as luxury
  • 85% of new car owners believe that good in-car air quality control is important
  • 84% of car owners in China are concerned about VOCs in cars vs 52% in USA
  • 77% of car owners in China would be more likely to buy a brand new car that did not have a new car smell

The report is packed with lots more fascinating consumer insights that could unlock / inspire your next big innovation.


AqFresh™ Technology

Our patented technology utilises Cucurbiturils – barrel-shaped molecules with a hollow hydrophobic cavity and polar portals. They capture malodour molecules whilst holding and slowly releasing pre-loaded fragrance molecules over time for a prolonged sensory experience.


For a free copy of the report, complete your details in the “CONTACT US” section below, adding “AUTOMOTIVE INTERIORS REPORT” in the subject.

Contact us

If you’d like to know more about our supramolecular solutions and how we can help your business and brand please get in touch.