AqFresh™ additive in Automotive Interior Trim, including Textiles, Nonwovens & Plastics, reduces the VOCs & odours they emit

AqFresh™ additive in Automotive Interior Trim, including Textiles, Nonwovens & Plastics, reduces the VOCs & odours they emit

According to a global consumer survey of 670 buyers of new cars, the smell of a new car influences car buyers’ choice of which make & model to buy. 77% of Chinese would be more likely to buy a brand new car that did not have a new car smell. The reason for this is that they are concerned by the impact of malodorous VOCs on in-car air quality.

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AqFresh™ additive in Automotive Interior Trim

AqFresh™ is a versatile, revolutionary new additive technology developed by Cambridge, UK-based Chemtech company Aqdot, which will have a profound impact on improving vehicle indoor air quality.

This supra-molecular powder has been incorporated into Nonwovens, Textiles and Plastics that are typically found in Automotive Interior Parts and proven to significantly reduce their VOC and Odour emissions. The patented technology utilises Cucurbiturils – barrel-shaped molecules with a hollow hydrophobic cavity and polar portals, enabling them to tightly bind a wide spectrum of unwanted molecules.

This unique technology has been applied to textile and nonwoven materials through dry impregnation as well as by spraying and padding during the finishing process.

AqFresh™ has also been proven to be effective in rigid plastic parts such as PP for dashboards, into which it can be incorporated via compounding or polymer masterbatch. It has been added into the manufacturing process of PVC coated textiles and VDA-270 sensory panel tests clearly demonstrate a reduction of odours of 1-1.5 points.

AqFresh™ captures a wide range of pollutants and malodours, is not affected by normal changes in environmental conditions, and is non-toxic.

Innovate with AqFresh™ to reduce VOCs and Odours for a safer, fresher, driving experience.


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.


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