ford,coca-cola partnership developing car interiors made from polyethylene terephthalate PET

Ford lines cars with Coke’s plastic bottle material

8:04 AM, 20th November 2013
ford,coca-cola partnership building car interiors using PET
The Ford Fusion Energi’s interior is lined with the same material used to make Coca-Cola plastic bottles.

MICHIGAN, US: Ford and Coca-Cola have entered into a partnership for car’s interior. The Ford Fusion Energi, a hybrid vehicle currently in development by the car company, uses the same material to line the car’s insides as Coke uses to make its plastic bottles.

Both plastic bottles and car interiors can be made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The plant-based PET can be found in the seat cushions and in the door panel inserts. Back in 2009, Coca-Cola started to make bottles using PlantBottle Technology, a method that made PET but used sustainable plants in place of petroleum.

“PET is made by having two chemicals react together - terephthalic acid and ethylene glycol. Terephthalic acid isn’t produced by plants but ethylene glycol is. That is the sustainable part to making PET,” said Anil Netravali, Professor, Fibre Science Programme, Cornell University.

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