Aluminum makes a great material for use in an automotive interior. Its notable strength, finish, light weight and protective qualities are second to none.
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.
In the quest of making lighter cars, aluminum is replacing steel, the following parts could be replaced by aluminum:
Body panels (40 percent lighter car body than in steel)
Wheels (up to 35 percent lighter than steel)
Suspension parts (30-to-35 percent lighter than steel)
Interior design and decoration
Exterior details like roof rails