Volvo
Material Name: 

Nordico

Biomimicry: 

Leather

Main Input: 

Blend

Founded: 

1927

HQ: 

Sweden

TRL: 

5

Founder(s): 

Assar Gabrielsoon, Gustav Larson

Website: 
About the Company

The Volvo Group is a Swedish multinational manufacturing corporation headquartered in Gothenburg. The brand is moving away from bovine leather with the next generation of Volvo models and has developed an in-house next-gen leather material.

Material

The new material, called Nordico, was created by Volvo and consists of textiles produced from recycled PET bottles, recycled cork, and biomaterials sourced from forests in Sweden and Finland.

Technology

Nordico appears to be a blend of recycled and bio-based materials. It is unclear what percentage of each makes up the final product.

Applications

Automotive

Selected Brand Partnerships

Nordico is set to make an appearance in the new Volvo EVs, beginning with the 2022 C40 Recharge crossover.

Images: Volvo

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