INCA

PrePregs

LIGHTER WEIGHT, HIGHER STRENGTH, RECYCLABLE PANELS FOR AUTO INTERIORS

MARKET OPPORTUNITY

The auto industry uses resin infused glass or natural fiber composite (NFC) prepregs to mold 3D interior trim components such as door panels, seat backs and package trays.

PRODUCT ADVANTAGES

INCA has developed a new methodology to produce prepregs from a multi-layered mat of hemp and polypropylene fiber. The product reduces the amount of resin required, reducing weight, lowering costs and improving strength. INCA will be the first company to be able to recycle these parts back into new products on its own production line.

PARTNER

INCA is engaged in a joint development agreement with Toyota North America to commercialize this product for their electric vehicle program.

INCA PrePregs™ LifeCycle Analysis

Car door interior with INCA PrePregs

UNMATCHED SUSTAINABILITY

co2

27%

less carbon emissions

no-smog

Zero

VOC emissions

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30%

less waste production

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68%

less water consumption

INCA PREPREGS™ VS. NFC NON-WOVENS

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We are very close to finally put into production a North American grown natural fiber product...

“I have received the latest level of materials that were designed to our specific asks. It appears that these novel hemp fiber-based materials have the potential to deliver as promised; lighter, stronger, and more sustainable interior trim components. We are excited as we are very close being able to finally put into production a North American grown natural fiber product.”

SCOTT OPPLIGER
Principal Engineer
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
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