coldblack® at the Geneva Auto Salon
"iChange" the first flexible car presents the first roof liner with coldblack® technology
The Rinspeed study, "iChange", represents a revolutionary idea, combining individuality, zeitgeist, ecology and sustainability with innovative automobile design.
Latest technology in the interior
This new approach can also be seen in the interior. Rinspeed has chosen high-tech wool from the Schoeller Spinning Group (a sister organization to Schoeller Textil AG), which is represented with their "traveltex" segment, among others things in the areas automobile, bus, rail, aviation and even space travel. Schoeller yarn innovations are in use in seat covering, door lining, and roof liners. Spun, dyed and finished in accordance with the highest environmental standards, Schoeller wool provides a highly sophisticated feel and appearance in the "iChange", featuring special optic appeal and pleasant haptic properties. Furthermore, due to its special "coldblack®" finish, the high-tech wool guarantees a heat and UV absorbing function in the roof liner to ensure a pleasant interior climate. Proof positive that the ecologically minded can share the stage with luxury and comfort. The Swiss Federal Ministry for Energy (Bundesamt für Energie) supports the "iChange" project as a groundbreaking research and development project.
Strategic cooperation: Schoeller Technologies AG and Clariant International Ltd have jointly developed the coldblack® technology and filed patent applications (pending) covering the coldblack® technology. Schoeller Technologies AG is responsible for marketing and branding activities. Clariant International Ltd is handling all matters of sales, production and distribution worldwide, and the transfer of technical know-how and quality control towards customers, predominantly textile mills.