Ford Using Recycled Materials in New F-150 – Five Star Ford of Plano
In an effort to make the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 even more environmentally-friendly, Ford is using recycled materials in the truck’s interior. The fiber called REPREVE, developed by Ford and Unifi, is made up of 100 percent recycled materials, such as plastic bottles.
The fabric is primarily used for cloth seats in Ford vehicles around the world, including the Ford Focus. Ford estimates that the use of REPREVE this year will divert over 5 million plastic bottles from landfills. Ford has made a large commitment to using globally sustainable materials in its vehicles, including the use of organic materials for other vehicle components.
“We are always looking for ways to incorporate more innovative and sustainable materials into our vehicles,” said Carol Kordich, lead designer of global sustainability materials strategy development.
As the F-150 is the bestselling vehicle in the United States, the use of recycled materials will make a huge difference in reducing Ford’s environmental footprint, especially when combined with sales of other vehicles that use REPREVE, like the Ford Focus and Fusion.
REPREVE works by taking plastic bottles thrown away in recycle bins and then cleaning, chopping up and melting them down into small plastic chips. Those chips are turned into REPREVE fiber, which is then used to make different fabrics for different uses, including everything from shirts, shorts, towels and bikinis to car seat fabric.
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