2020.09.22

SVIS - Sustainable Vehicle Interior Solutions

Vi är en del av projektet SVIS - Sustainable Vehicle Interior Solutions. Projektet är indelat i ett antal delar med tydliga milstolpar och varje del adresserar ett väldefinierat område. Projektet kommer att köras tvärfunktionellt där olika parter kan inspirera varandra och där vi hoppas att flera oväntade spinoffs kan uppstå.

Läs mer här om projektet: https://www.vinnova.se/en/p/svis---sustainable-vehicle-interior-solutions/

2020.05.21

National Sweden erbjuder fria ritningsunderlag

Vi har i skrivande stund inlett en produktion på ca 100.000 skyddsrockar till vården. Vi har fler projekt på gång, men just nu önskar vi att fler företag hjälper till att täcka vårdens stora behov av skyddskläder. Därför har vi tagit det lite ovanliga men i dagsläget enda riktiga beslutet att göra vår tillverkningsprocess som en ”open source”. Vi delar alltså med oss av den design som är godkänd av Region Halland, så att fler tillverkare än National Sweden kan hjälpa till med att möta behovet. Pdf och materialanvisning finns tillgängliga nedan för nedladdning. Har ni frågor eller behöver kompletterande information och hjälp hänvisar vi till Zakarias Gagner, teknisk chef på National Sweden. På begäran skickar vi DWG-filer och DXF-filer. Skynda på, vården behöver er hjälp. Nu.

Ladda ner Tillverkningsunderlag för skyddsförkläde

2020.04.24

Covid-19 Situation Update

Covid Update 2020-04-24
All National Sweden plants are still open – but with some differences.

At National Halmstad we have reduced our office workdays according to the following:

Mon – Thu: 09:00 – 12:00 | 13:00 -15:00 Fri: 08:00 – 12:00

Production is still running at a fair level and we are eager to fill up the gaps created by the current situation in the automotive industry. During this period we try to help develop protective materials for medical personnel.

National Högsäter will increase the workdays to Tuesday - Thursday from 11/5.

National Bredaryd is running without disturbances. We have also noticed an increased need from customers in the medical segment and we are working hard to meet this demand.

Several of our customers in the automotive sector are now opening up, but the ramp up is very slow to check if all systems are OK.

Our complete supply chain is operational.

2019.12.04

National Sweden launches bio-based EPDM

National Sweden has developed a new bio-based rubber material, which can replace the EPDM materials currently used in many industries in Europe and the rest of the world.

Bio-based raw materials are fossil-free, which creates enormous opportunities for the future while providing positive environmental effects throughout the manufacturing industry. “Yes, in this way we give the entire manufacturing industry the opportunity to meet new environmental requirements while helping our customers meet their own high environmental goals,” says Alma Begeta, Material Manager at National.

Eco EPDM, which National calls the material, has been tested and evaluated with very good physical properties. The work of testing, improving and reducing the oil-based ingredients has taken about 3 years, but now there is the market and the material has the potential to really create sustainability in the rubber industry. It also has documented properties for being in contact with food, which opens up for a further type of use.

"We at National are constantly striving and working to replace environmentally hazardous and fossil raw materials," says Alma Begeta. We want to be the example of managing our finite resources, such as naphtha / crude oil. Eco EPDM is a good example of this work, environmental awareness is high on the company and she wishes it to be so throughout the industry.

- Of course, not everyone has the same resources as we have here at National, Alma admits, but we are open to collaborations. For example, we have continuous collaborations with other major material suppliers and we let them environmental test their materials with us.

- We at National do not think it is sustainable to use ingredients that come from recycled rubber products in the production process. We see that the risk is high that these contain substances, which we have long since phased out of our business for environmental and health reasons.

- We do not want to risk returning ingredients that are not desirable in our processes, we do not think this is a sustainable alternative for the environment and staff health but would rather see that renewable raw materials are used, concludes Alma.

Facts:
ECO EPDM compared to regular EPDM
ECO EPDM consists of only 25-55% of crude oil based substances.
Ordinary EPDM consists of 85-95% of crude oil based substances.

2019.06.10

National and Polestar makes 1:st class Sound pack.

National Sweden in Halmstad, together with Polestar and TATA Technologies, have developed a Sound Pack with outstanding performance for Polestar 1. In March, a workshop took place in our facilities in Halmstad, where we, together with TATA Technologies and Polestar, conducted several exercises, which resulted in a number of iterations with the purpose of getting a top class Sound Pack. We will continue to be a partner in the project and we are of course very grateful for the trust and the developing spirit that surrounds the project! The environmental aspect of the work is of course in focus and all materials chosen are of recycled PET bottles. Design and sustainability - at it's best!

2019.03.20

Exciting project with design students

Old textiles and clothing have become a completely new material, with the help of National Sweden and creative furniture design students. National Högsäter and furniture designs Anna Roth and Joel Stenabb from HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts and Loop Factory are among the first in the country to design with a new type of textile fiber material - the result was shown at Möbelmässan in Stockholm earlier in February. Fun project and one of many exciting steps towards sustainability.

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