Ford Uses Recycled Carpet for Cylinder Head Covers

PR Newswire - April 7, 2011

The car­pet under­foot in homes some­times ends up in strange places, and now Ford’s efforts to use sus­tain­able mate­ri­als in its vehi­cles have land­ed car­pet in anoth­er unique spot; the cylin­der head cov­ers on some Ford engines. Even more impres­sive are the ben­e­fits it has for the envi­ron­ment. Dur­ing 2010, the use of EcoLon mate­r­i­al, a nylon resin made from 100 per­cent recy­cled car­pet, saved more than 4.1 mil­lion pounds of car­pet from land­fills.

Jim Thompson reporting for Automotive Digest