EV revolution by NIO

Sustainability comes as standard: karuun® adorns the interior of the new ET7, the flagship of electric car manufacturer NIO.

CEO and founder of the Chinese start-up William Li sees himself in direct competition with Tesla’s Elon Musk. An assertion typical of the nascent electric car industry’s culture of shaking up the automotive sector with smart ideas. The ET7 is the first production car to feature karuun® – an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic – in its interior. In addition to the technical properties required in automotive applications, the nature tech material made out of rattan also offers unique social and environmental benefits: rattan relies on the biodiversity of the rainforests in Indonesia. The raw material is harvested manually without machines and then processed on-site using a patented method into the nature tech material karuun®.

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karuun® is leading a revolution in the material world. An energy-efficient process transforms the natural structure of the rattan palm into an inimitable high-tech material that is both sustainable and commercially profitable.

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The first rattan veneer – Ideal for use as a surface or postforming elements and for coating all types of substrates.

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3D veneer for dimensionally-stable spherical objects from the size of a button to large, deep-drawn components.

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A translucent material that is permeable to light and air, with exceptional stability, formability and feel.

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Made from the trunk of the rattan palm karuun® block perfectly unite form and function.

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