JLR To Use Econyl Nylon To Develop High-Quality Interiors

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced that it will be partnering up with Econyl in order to create high-quality interiors that feature fibres from recycled industrial plastic and fabric offcuts, as well as fishing nets from the farming industry and ghost nets – those that have been abandoned in the ocean.

This forms part of the brand’s Destination Zero ambitions, a commitment that will see it design sustainable car interiors using recycled and responsibly sourced materials, while making environments safer and cleaner into the bargain.

Adrian Iles, senior engineer of interior systems at JLR, said: “We place a great deal of focus on the creation of new sustainable materials, using the latest, most innovative techniques and textiles.

“Minimising waste, reusing materials and reducing carbon emissions sits at the heart of our Destination Zero mission. This pioneering materials research is one of the key ways we’ll achieve this and is an integral part of our design offering to our customers.”

The Econyl regenerated nylon has been created by Aquafil, reclaimed by the company from all over the world. In any given year, up to 40,000 tonnes of waste is recycled and for every 10,000 tonnes of Econyl raw material that is produced, 70,000 barrels of crude oil are saved and 65,100 tonnes of CO2 equivalent are avoided.

For the past two years, JLR’s facilities in the UK have been certified by the Carbon Trust as carbon neutral and it achieved its taRget in this regard two years ahead of schedule. It has succeeded in reducing its operational carbon footprint significantly and more than halved the CO2 emitted per vehicle across the product range in the last decade.

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