Jaguar and Land Rover showrooms will be made from recycled wasteSeptember 29, 2020
The concern is going to use synthetic Econyl fabric
Jaguar Land Rover is going to use recycled Econyl synthetic fabric for upcoming models. In the process of its creation, 90 percent less greenhouse gases are emitted into the atmosphere, which makes the material attractive in terms of environmental friendliness and ethical production.
Econyl is the so-called reclaimed nylon, developed by Aquafil in 2011. The raw material for it is garbage caught from the ocean and collected in landfills: industrial plastic, scrap fabric, old carpets and fishing nets. The fabric has long been used in the fashion industry – from it, for example, made bags and watch straps – and now it will be upholstered in the salons of Jaguar and Land Rover models.
The main advantage of Econyl is environmental friendliness. According to the manufacturer, the production of synthetic yarns emits 90 percent less carbon dioxide than the creation of conventional nylon: every 10,000 tons of Econil saves up to 70,000 barrels of oil and reduces CO₂ emissions by 65,100 tons. At the first stage, floor coverings and rugs will be made of fibers, then its application can be extended to seat upholstery.
However, JLR is already offering upholstery made from environmentally friendly materials for its models. For example, for Range Rover Evoque you can order an interior made of Eucalyptus fabric with natural fibers, and for Jaguar I-Pace – premium textiles Kvadrat. It is made from 53 recycled plastic bottles and paired with faux suede.
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