2014 Lincoln MKS to use tree based fibers in some parts

December 25, 2013 |

In Michigan, Lincoln Motor Co. announced that 2014 will see the MKX crossover with tree-based components inside the vehicle. A three-year collaboration between The Lincoln Motor Company, sustainable solutions pioneer Weyerhaeuser and auto parts supplier Johnson Controls has culminated in the creation of a tree-based, renewable alternative to fiberglass for use in auto parts.

Using tree-harvested natural fibers in place of traditional glass-based fibers, Weyerhaeuser created Cellulose Reinforced Polypropylene. CRP has been used on Ford Motor Company prototype vehicles in the past, but its use on Lincoln MKX marks its first application on a production vehicle.

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