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…and we do everything possible to develop sustainable materials and contribute to ecology-minded production in any way without compromising comfort and durability:

  • Less weight = less energy: newest Colo-Fast® products weight 25% less than alternative products and ColoSense X-Lite® even more than 35% less.
  • Less energy for more quality: Compare our production temperature between 60°C and 80°C and other technologies with energy-consuming processing temperatures of up to 250°C
  • Smart factory & smart work: In addition to our plant-in-plant concept, which minimize transport costs, we apply advanced robotics, augmented reality, tool simulation as well as big data & analytics.
  • New possibilities with renewablersources: Certain plants deliver renewable raw materials, which makes PU less dependent on oil-based, synthetic polyols. Currently we are at around 20% bio content and we’re targeting up to 100%!

Ascorium Industries – we’ve got you covered!

CompoLite, a light-weight functional substrate with naturally bonded UV-stable A-surface. This technology provides excellent sound absorption, extreme durability and low water absorption specifications. Colors, surfaces, molded-in stitches…no problem! Ideal to be used for convertible covers, roof panels, doors, seat back covers,… Combining strength, low-weight, haptic and aesthetics together in functionality.

This spray skin from ASCORIUM Industries, with an emphasis on weight reduction, originated from the further development of the originally single-layered Colo-Fast® and the two-layered Colo-Sense® spray skins. Like Colo-Sense®, it also consists of a two-layer system, but the second layer is sprayed with a lower density. With this technology, weight savings of at least 20% are possible compared with Colo-Fast® or Colo-Sense® spray skin. The Colo-Sense® Lite spray skin also retains its light and colour stability over the entire service life, even under extreme conditions, these being part of its performance promise. A reduction in weight means less material and thus lower costs. This gives Colo-Sense® Lite a clear competitive edge compared to other moulded skin materials used in series production.

The positioning of automotive brands is highly dependent on the quality level of their interiors, which is designed to create a uniform brand experience in terms of style and value. This, in turn, requires a visual and haptic experience while providing both durability and the ease of care.

The ASCORIUM Stitches concept offers this experience and meets these high demands.

With the combination of the PU light-weight skin Colo-Sense®Lite and classic leather processing technology you have totally new design freedom. Now stitches with a high-quality appearance can be realized in any interior variant. Various stitch types and thread colours are possible, giving classical and individual value to each vehicle.

As the market leader in premium polyurethane surfaces we are proud to announce that Recticel Automotive is now Ascorium Industries.
Ascorium Industries operates as an independent entity with a broad holding structure and now has the versatility, responsiveness and flexibility of a middle-sized company with a strong financial backing to drive innovative spirit and customer centricity.
Our product range of unique polyurethane spray skins will be unchanged in terms of its superior haptics, extreme durability and near to unlimited scope for design. We will also continue to focus on lightweight, ecologically responsible products to help our customers meet environmental challenges.
As such, Ascorium Industries remains synonymous with high-quality automotive interior components and, as the abbreviation “AI” suggests, we will work tirelessly on new innovative “Smart Surfaces”

So, together with a new name you can expect new agility from a newly autonomous company with the same passion and drive for cutting-edge technology combined with exceptional service.

Ascorium Industries – we’ve got you covered!

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