29 Dec '13, 1pm

#electricvehicle Official: Lincoln MKX will use tree-based fibers in its armrests

#electricvehicle Official: Lincoln MKX will use tree-based fibers in its armrests

2014 Lincoln MKX Introduces Tree-Based Alternative to Fiberglass for Interior Parts DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 18, 2013 – While many Lincoln MKX drivers may tie a tree to the top of their vehicle this time of year, 2014 will see the MKX crossover with tree-based components inside the vehicle. A three-year collaboration between The Lincoln Motor Company, sustainable solutions pioneer Weyerhaeuser and auto parts supplier Johnson Controls has culminated in the creation of a tree-based, renewable alternative to fiberglass for use in auto parts. Using tree-harvested natural fibers in place of traditional glass-based fibers, Weyerhaeuser created Cellulose Reinforced Polypropylene. The use of Cellulose Reinforced Polypropylene – lighter and more eco-friendly than fiberglass – in a production vehicle is slated for introduction on 2014 model year Lincoln MKX vehicles built early next ye...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2013/12/29/lincoln-mkx-tree-bas...

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