Mazda Develops High-Strength Heat Resistant Bioplastic

plastic01b.jpgMazda has announced that they've created an exterior surface quality, high-strength, heat-resistant bioplastic made of natural materials. It can also be used for vehicle interior parts. This newly-developed bioplastic has three times the shock impact resistance along with 25 percent higher heat resistance when compared to contemporary bioplastics used for items such as electrical appliances. In contrast to current petroleum-based polypropylene plastics, the new bioplastic also has comparatively higher rigidity, resulting in thinner molds and fewer materials used. The bioplastic material is 88 percent corn and 12 percent petroleum. :: Via Car.Co.NZ See also ::Mazda Employees Encouraged To Walk, ::Mazda Updates Its Global Environmental Charter, ::Mazda's Smart Idling Stop System

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