TRW plans mid-2012 production launch of bio-based airbag material.
TRW develops an environmentally friendly range of driver airbag modules made of regenerative plastic material. The modules’ components, including the airbag cover and retainer plate, are made from the new, bio-based product. The material reduces the vehicle’s “interior emissions” – gases that are released at low levels from new materials, particularly at high temperatures, says Manuel Poyant, TRW core engineering manager-driver airbags and steering-wheel ...
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