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Ford uses Coca-Cola PET bottle technology in car-interior fabric

6:13 AM MST | November 19, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Coca-Cola and Ford Motor Co. are collaborating on a first-ever interior fabric made from the renewable material  that is used to produce Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Technology recyclable polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle. The two companies unveiled recently a Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid vehicle with PlantBottle interior fabric surfaces covering seat cushions, seat backs, head restraints, door panel inserts, and headliners. Ford says it has been able to produce the first-ever fiber that can be woven into durable, automotive-grade PET fabric from...

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