And suddenly rattan is full of high-tech
New drive technologies to propel green mobility forward. How green can a car really be if the interior is mostly plastic? Motherson is looking into this question and discovered karuun® when searching for a plastic alternative for smart, interactive surfaces.
karuun® is made from rattan – a material that comes naturally equipped with unique properties: The plant’s capillary structure is almost entirely uniform, and thanks to a patented process, karuun can also be used in pioneering light and electricity conducting applications – karuun® conductive is currently being developed in the lab. What’s more, the nature tech material karuun® offers new possibilities in three-dimensional object design that were previously reserved to plastic.
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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.
Made from the trunk of the rattan palm karuun® block perfectly unite form and function.
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.