TROY, Mich., November 16, 2022 – Inteva Products, a leading global Tier One automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, was recognized with an Automotive Innovation Award for sustainability by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) for the company’s Inteather Eco Trim material, which is in use on Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks.
“This award demonstrates that Inteva’s innovations help to drive our sustainability efforts and set us apart in the industry,” said Marco vom Wege, Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. “Being able to provide our customers with a recyclable option that delivers the performance needed for such a high-volume application balances environmental responsibility and cost effectiveness.”
The Inteather Eco Trim material, which uses a patented recycling process to recover scrap thermoplastic bi-laminate material that can be recycled into the production of new parts, is used to produce interior trim pieces on both vehicles.
As a result of the recycling, CO2 emissions and energy usage decrease by 48 percent while eliminating 93 percent of scrap that would otherwise be sent to landfills.
“This recognition goes beyond just our products,” said Gerard Roose, President and CEO. “We’re proud to be good stewards of the environment, working together with our customers to ensure a better future.”
The award was presented at the SPE’s annual Innovation Awards Gala, held Nov. 2 in Livonia, Mich.
About Inteva Products
Inteva Products is a leading global automotive supplier providing innovative, reliable, environmentally friendly products that enhance vehicle quality, safety and performance. Inteva has global resources for design, engineering, manufacturing and customer service for Closure Systems, Interior Systems, and Motors & Electronics. Formed in 2008, the Tier-One supplier is focused on achieving sustained global growth, providing excellent customer service, and driving innovation. Inteva was founded on innovative solutions and the use of applied technology to drive value-based solutions. The company employs more than 8,000 people in 30 sites and maintains its world headquarters in Troy, Michigan USA. For future company updates, please visit the Inteva Products website, or the company’s Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram pages.