Mazda will start to use a new type of bioplastic

December 11, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Mazda Company jointly with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation has developed a new type of bio plastic, which is suitable for the manufacture of elements of interior trim of cars and body parts.
Reported that based on the new raw material of vegetable origin. Its use in the automotive industry will reduce harmful production and thus have a positive impact on the environment.
One feature of bio plastic is that it requires no painting it’s a special color pigment is added directly to the desired structure in the material. With this ready-made elements get a deep color and a smooth mirror surface, which is impossible to achieve using traditional techniques of manufacturing plastic parts.

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In this case, the material has the same resistance to damage and weather conditions, as the standard colored ABS plastic. To achieve these properties managed through the use of special additives and patented pigment substance.

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For the first time the new bio plastic will be applied in the manufacture of individual elements of the interior in 2015 roadster Mazda MX-5. Later, based on this material will begin production of body parts.