Ford saves weight with recycled resin

When Ford decided to switch part production from metal to plastic, it was to achieve weight and cost reductions on an underbonnet part, a speaker bracket, and a throttle body cover. But in doing so, the company wouldn’t compromise on performance.

After careful evaluation of a range of materials, Petra 110 – a 15% glass fibre reinforced grade – from Allied Signal Plastics was selected to meet all the needs. It also proved an environmentally friendly solution as Petra resin is based on 100% post-consumer recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

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