New plastic for car maker Jaguar Land Rover

Posted on 15 June 2017 by CarTakeBack

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There are always developments happening in the car manufacturing world, recently it's all about making cars more environmentally friendly, whether it's new technology for the latest electric vehicles or finding materials that are better for the environment to make cars out of, cars are getting greener.

A company called Luxus, working with Jaguar Land Rover, have been at the forefront of creating a new plastic that can be used in the interior of cars that's lightweight and more environmentally friendly than plastics currently used. During a three year project they experimented with developing the new compound to use in the car manufacturing process, it had to be durable and of course, aesthetically pleasing!

Jaguar Interior

The new high-performance polypropylene is called Hycolene 16818, it is lighter than materials currently used and is easier to mould. Hycolene has been trialled with Jaguar Land Rover and passed various tests including ones relating to odour and emissions. The plastic can be made from up to 60% recycled material! It also produces 26% less COper tonne during manufacturing, which is great for the environment.

We really love hearing about new developments in the car making world and can't wait to see what's next!

Check out our article about another way Jaguar Land Rover are making their cars more environmentally friendly 

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