Zero carbon impact leather in Philips TV & Sound products
Muirhead’s ZERO philosophy contributes to TP Vision’s circularity ambition. All Muirhead’s leather products designed in TP Vision’s Philips Fidelio audio products, in-home X3 headphones, L3 headphones and Philips OLED TV remote control buttons are manufactured with a zero carbon ambition. This is made possible mainly by recovering the energy involved in the manufacturing process.
Muirhead has already demonstrated the possibility to use 50% bio based materials and 50% used products to produce completely new products. The company is on-track to enable a circular commercial leather product by 2025.
Muirhead is leading initiatives to explore the possibility of replacing materials such as plastics with leather that has zero carbon impact, presenting the same or better product characteristics. The company is for example experimenting with acoustic leather: Leather that does not absorb sound, but allows sound to pass through it. Innovations like these are likely to become available for consumers across the globe in the near future.
Richard Mounsor, Head of Upholstery Leather & Custom Projects at Muirhead, says: “We are proud to partner with TP Vision in our shared journey towards a circular value chain, and are excited about the possibilities to bring new innovative solutions to the consumer.”