Automotive supplier Faurecia and global waste management company Veolia have signed a cooperation and research agreement to jointly develop compounds based on recycled materials for automotive interior modules in Europe.
Japan - Aichi, Japan-based manufacturer of rubber and plastic automotive components Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has developed a cellulose nanofibre (CNF)-reinforced plastic suitable for automotive applications, according to a 13 April statement from the company.
South Yorkshire, in the UK, looks set to become the new location for the Ultimate Battery Company (UBC), a company focussed on developing a new generation of greener vehicle batteries that is currently based in Hyde, Manchester.
Ford Motor Company, HellermannTyton, and DSM have earned an Innovation Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) for the use of DSM’s Akulon RePurposed recycled ocean plastic in the Ford Bronco Sport.
The project used material in the textile, core foam and plastic sunroof reinforcement frame, that can't be recycled in other ways "and would have been ultimately disposed in landfills … or natural habitats like oceans."