Ford Wins Automotive Innovation Award for use of REPREVE Recycled Fabrics

After competing among six other nominees for the award, Ford recently won the prestigious Society of Plastic Engineers’ (SPE®) Automotive Innovation Award for its seat fabrics made from 100 percent recycled materials. Ford’s use of these REPREVE materials helps to divert more than 11-million water bottles from landfills annually.
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Under Ford’s Lead Designer of Sustainable Materials Carol Kordich’s leadership, Ford began using REPREVE in 2012 to create seating fabric. The environmentally conscious material is used globally in five Ford vehicles, including the 2015 Ford F-150 and Ford Focus Electric.
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“Using REPREVE is the right thing to do at Ford and for the world as we all push to make more sustainable choices. Receiving SPE’s award is an honor since it validates that every choice we make can have a tremendous impact”, Kordich said.
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“When I discovered this material, I knew it could make a global environmental impact,” said Kordich, who competed with six other nominees for the environmental award. “Using REPREVE is the right thing to do at Ford and for the world as we all push to make more sustainable choices. Receiving SPE’s award is an honor since it validates that every choice we make can have a tremendous impact.”

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Source: Ford Motor Company

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