SMC excels with its lightweight efficiency and low environmental impact

Environmental impact

Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) has a number of environmental qualities that make it a valuable material for contributing to the ecological transition and sustainability. Here’s how SMC meets environmental challenges and supports this transition.
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SMC is inherently lightweight, making it an ideal choice for reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in the automotive industry, particularly in the manufacture of more fuel-efficient vehicles. By reducing the weight of vehicles, SMC helps to reduce their carbon footprint.

Strength and durability

SMC products are renowned for their outstanding durability. They resist weathering, corrosion and most aggressive chemicals, extending their useful life. Fewer part replacements mean less waste and more efficient use of resources.

Low Environmental Impact Production

The SMC manufacturing process can be optimized to reduce energy and water consumption. In addition, we are working to find bio-sourced resins and recycled materials for the formulation of our SMC tablecloths, further reducing the environmental impact of production.


SMC is used in a variety of applications, from automotive to construction to renewable energies. Its versatility helps reduce the environmental footprint of multiple sectors by replacing heavier, less durable materials.

Recycling Potential

Although SMC recycling is still under development, progress is being made in this field. The ability to recover and recycle SMC products at the end of their useful life will help reduce waste and extend the material’s durability.

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

By reducing vehicle weight, SMC contributes to lower fuel consumption, which in turn reduces greenhouse gas emissions. This directly supports emission reduction targets linked to the fight against climate change.

Overall, SMC offers a unique combination of lightness, durability and versatility, making it an essential material in the ecological transition. Its use is helping to reduce environmental impact in many industrial sectors, while promoting more efficient use of resources and supporting sustainability and climate change objectives. As such, SMC plays an important role in building a more environmentally-friendly future.