Natural fibers like flax, hemp, jute and kenaf are growing in popularity thanks to a widespread effort to go green. Automotive in particular has adapted natural fibers for door panels, seat backs and trunk liners.
OEMs and Tier suppliers ask materials and molding processes to go “green” and do more for less.
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