Mercedes-Benz taps AMSilk for concept car materials

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In Germany, luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz has partnered with biobased fiber producer AMSilk to demonstrate the potential for renewable materials in high-end automotive interiors.  

Specifically, Mercedes is using AMSilk’s Biosteel fiber in the door pulls of its VISION EQXX concept electric car, which is intended to “[reveal] a way forward for luxury design that conserves resources and is in balance with nature.”   Biosteel is a high-strength, vegan fiber  made using AMSilk’s proprietary biotechnology processes. 

“Amid a fresh wave of ambitious climate pledges, we are proud to be playing a leading role in providing solutions for a zero-waste future,” Ulrich Scherbel, Chief Executive Officer of AMSilk said in a press statement.