Collaboration between Yanfeng and Trinseo aims to speed up recycling readiness for circular automotive interior materials

Neuss, Germany, and Pfaeffikon, Switzerland – Yanfeng, a leading global automotive supplier, and Trinseo, a specialty material solutions provider, have announced their partnership in developing circular automotive interior materials. This collaboration aims to meet the 2030 End-of-life-vehicle requirements and OEMs’ ambitions to achieve circular economy targets.

The partnership will focus on advanced mechanical recycling and dissolution process technology to accelerate the market launch of circular materials for automotive interiors. Both companies will work together to develop, produce, and commercialize these materials for future automotive applications.

Gunnar Büchter, Vice President of Global Sustainability at Yanfeng, stated, “By combining our extensive knowledge with Trinseo’s technical expertise, we can accelerate the development of circular automotive materials and offer our customers benefits along the entire value chain. Together, we can provide high-quality, recycled solutions tailored to the needs of automakers.” He also added, “This new partnership is a major step in our commitment to sustainability and is part of our journey to achieve our company’s sustainability goals.”

Han Hendriks, Chief Technology Officer at Trinseo, expressed, “Trinseo and Yanfeng are a perfect fit. With Yanfeng, we can expand and leverage our circular and low carbon solutions for all automotive customers and markets.”

For more information, please contact:

Yanfeng International

Jagenbergstraße 1

41468 Neuss


Astrid Schafmeister

Tel.: +49 2131 609-3028


Trinseo Deutschland Anlagengesellschaft mbH

Kölner Straße 10

65760 Eschborn


Radu Botoaca

Tel: +49 6196 969-3025


About Yanfeng

Yanfeng is a leading global automotive supplier, specializing in interiors, exteriors, seating, cockpit electronics, and passive safety. With over 240 locations and approximately 57,000 employees worldwide, Yanfeng has a technical team of 4,100 experts located at 12 R&D centers and other regional offices. Their capabilities include engineering and software development, design and user experience, and test validation. Focusing on smart cabin and lightweight technology, Yanfeng helps automakers explore future mobility concepts and provides leading cabin solutions.

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About Trinseo

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a specialty material solutions provider, partners with companies to bring ideas to life in an imaginative, smart, and sustainable manner. They combine their premier expertise, forward-looking innovations, and best-in-class materials to unlock value for companies and consumers. With decades of experience in diverse material solutions, Trinseo addresses unique challenges in a wide range of industries, including building and construction, consumer goods, medical, and mobility. The company has approximately 3,100 employees and operates in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. In 2023, Trinseo reported net sales of approximately $3.7 billion. Learn more by visiting and connecting with Trinseo on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and WeChat.

Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of Trinseo, on Thursday 16 May, 2024. For more information subscribe and follow



Circular Automotive Interior Materials



Automotive Supplier

Specialty Material Solutions Provider

Circular Economy Targets


Advanced Technology

Mechanical Recycling

Dissolution Process

Market Launch

Automotive Applications


Future Mobility

Smart Cabin

Lightweight Technology



Transport & Logistics

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