Sage-ONF launches innovative silicone synthetic leather for automotive interiors

20 July 2022

Sage-ONF, a synthetic leather supplier with 29 years of experience in design, development, manufacturing and sales, launches series production silicone synthetic leather. The Sage-ONF factory started manufacturing the silicone synthetic leather in Shanghai, China.

At a time when consumers continue to demand greater sustainability commitments, the new development builds on Sage-ONF's sustainability heritage, offering silicone synthetic leather as an innovative petroleum-free, carbon-free solution for today's automotive interiors. With a firm conviction of the importance of continuous innovation and eco-friendly business practices, the new material avoids the use of DMF and plasticizers.

"Bringing together Sage-ONF's core competencies, we bridge the gap between consumer expectations and the industry's ability to provide alternatives that are environmentally friendly and enhance animal welfare around the world," said Robbie Lv, Managing Director of Sage-ONF. Sage-ONF.

Sage and ONF have been in the automotive interiors business for 74 years and have a deep understanding of cultural trends and design preferences to deliver the unparalleled luxury and soft feel that consumers demand for automotive interior needs. In addition to the feel, consumers can rely on the interior's longevity and ease of cleaning – a damp cloth is enough to remove stains.

However, experience proves that interiors must be tough enough to tackle miles and miles with high resilience to extreme temperatures . Using UV, hydrolysis, cold cracking and flame testing, Sage-ONF ensures durable interiors that enhance the consumer's mobility experience. While many claim superiority in luxury or sustainability, Sage-ONF exceeds expectations in both areas with solvent-free and plasticizer-free techniques to create an opulent silicone with ultra-low VOCs.

“Keeping our product, process and mission as our guide, we are delighted to have created a synthetic silicone leather that meets the demanding needs of automotive interiors without the known fragility of leather, without extra weight, without environmental impact, and is durable.” said Mark Brezenski, vice president for Asia at Sage, an Asahi Kasei company. “Sage-ONF is proud to provide tomorrow's interior materials and solutions for OEMs and consumers today.”

Sobre a Sage Automotive Interiors

Sage Automotive Interiors ( ) is one of the world's leading suppliers of automotive interior materials - seats, door panel surfaces and upholstery - to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The company's global offices and production facilities include the US, South America, EMEA and Asia. Sage's core strengths are consumer research, sustainability and innovative problem solving for OEMs. Sage's vision is to continually lead the market in design, engineering and technical capability, supported by world-class manufacturing. Sage Automotive Interiors is an Asahi Kasei company.

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