At the risk of giving readers the impression that Ford vehicles are made of mushrooms and recycled carpeting, here's another post on how the automaker is highlighting its use of sustainable materials. Ford Motor Co. today put out a news release on how it is using EcoLon nylon, made from 100 percent recycled carpet, to make cylinder head covers. Ford said the cover is "the first automotive product of its kind manufactured from post-consumer recycled nylon," and is used in the Escape, Fusion, Mustang and F-150 To date, the program has saved more than 4.1 million pounds of carpet from landfills, the equivalent of nearly 154 football fields. The supplier of the EcoLon material is Wellman Engineering Resins, and the molder is Dana Holding Corp. "By working with Wellman and Dana, Ford has found a way to bring green applications to a new, unique location in our vehicles," said Brett Hinds, Ford manager, engine design. "This single use has made an incredible impact, and we're continuing to look for ways to expand the use."
Recycling carpet finds a home under the hood
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