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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NIO EC7: featuring karuun®, naturallyNot only is this vehicle both efficient and comfortable to drive, but it’s sustainable too: karuun® features throughout the innovative interior design of the EC7.Lösung anschauen
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The new NIO SUV EL7The interior of the first self-driving SUV is suitably adorned with karuun®, a smart choice for elegant relaxation.Lösung anschauen
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.
Ideal for use as a surface or postforming elements and for coating all types of substrates.
Dimensionally-stable spherical objects from the size of a button to large, deep-drawn components.
A light material that is permeable to light and air and has excellent stability, formability and feel.
Made from the trunk of the rattan palm karuun® block perfectly unite form and function.