of Car Floor Mats
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has embarked on a project to revolutionize the production of floor carpets in their automobiles. Traditionally, these carpets were made from virgin nylon, a durable, carbon emission-intensive plastic fibre. However, as a part of their commitment to achieving Carbon Net Zero status by 2039, JLR recognized the need to reduce carbon emissions associated with the materials used in their products. To reduce reliance on virgin nylon, JLR switched to ECONYL® which is produced using ocean plastics and landfill waste. Not only does this reduce plastic pollution by reclaiming plastic waste from the environment, the ECONYL® manufacturing process also reduces emissions in production by 90% compared to virgin material.
The creation of ECONYL® yarn involves a meticulous six-step closed-loop process. Nylon waste is collected, cleaned, shredded, depolymerized to extract Nylon, polymerized, and transformed into yarn. This process utilizes less water and generates fewer waste products compared to conventional nylon production techniques. The resulting ECONYL® yarn possesses the same chemical and performance properties as fossil-based nylon, enabling its use in carpet and clothing production.
Through this transformative initiative, JLR has achieved an impressive 82% reduction in carbon emissions from floor carpets, providing customers with a premium, long-lasting product made from a more environmentally friendly material. ECONYL® floor mats were first incorporated into the new Range Rover model launched in 2021, and will also be utilized in future Range Rover, Defender, Discovery, and Jaguar models.
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Last updated on 19th February 2024