Jaguar to Use Aqualfil Econyl in Land Rover Interiors
Whitley, UK, September 29, 2020-Jaguar Land Rover is working with Econyl nylon to develop high-quality interiors made from ocean and landfill waste.
Next-generation Jaguar and Land Rover models will feature floor mats and trims made with Econyl fiber from recycled industrial plastic, fabric offcuts from clothing manufacturers, fishing nets from the farming industry, and those abandoned in the ocean, known as ‘ghost nets’.
The nylon waste is reclaimed by Aquafil from all over the world. In a single year, the company recycles as much as 40,000 tons of waste, with the recycling process reducing the global warming impact of nylon by 90% compared with the material produced from oil. For every 10,000 tons of Econyl raw material produced, 70,000 barrels of crude oil are saved and 65,100 tons of carbon emissions equivalent are avoided.