American carmaker Ford has been working really hard in the last few months developing a new model, the Fusion Energy plug-in hybrid research vehicle. The specialists made it work despite the fact that it is made using Coca Cola PlantBottle Technology for the seat backs, seat cushions, door panel inserts, head restraints and headliners. We will all have the possibility to see the model in only a few days at the 2013 edition of the LA Auto Show that will start next week. According to different specialists fabric made using this technology includes up to 30 % plant-based materials and shows the potential for renewable materials. It is more than obvious the fact that this will help replace petroleum and other fossil fuels which normally are being used for PET fabric.
The Americans have produced the first-ever fiber. Both Ford and Coca Cola use PET, a durable, lightweight plastic in a lot of other products including plastic bottles, fabrics and even carpets. Ford did some research and reached a very interesting result. Apparently if all its US models used PlantBottle interior fabrics almost 4 million pounds of petroleum-derived materials would be eliminated. After very easy math, they have highlighted the fact that the savings would be equivalent to 295.000 gallons of gasoline and 6.000 barrels of oil, which is in the end is quite impressive. It is a known fact that Ford used renewable materials for all Ford sedans. Apparently the specialists just wanted to move further and expand their potential.
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