UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Audi is accelerating the use of recycled plastic in the production of its cars. It is claimed that the “premium” material made from recycled materials is not distinguishable from traditional automotive textiles by touch.
New interior decoration materials will debut with the new generation Audi A3, which, as expected, the company will present at the Geneva Motor Show. Such upholstery contains up to 89% of the threads obtained by processing plastic waste – primarily bottles.
It is officially stated that up to 100 bottles with a volume of 1.5 liters will go to the design of the interior of a hatch: 45 bottles will be needed to create fabric for the seats and another 62 for mats and floor trim. It is curious that the interior designers Audi call their ultimate goal a salon that is 100% decorated using recycled materials, but so far this is technically unattainable. But it is argued that materials obtained by recycling (and, in turn, suitable for reuse) are also used in the production of sound insulation, decoration of the side walls of the trunk and the like.
For the new Audi A3, it is planned to offer three color schemes for the design of the “plastic” interior. In the design complete set, gray-steel color is combined with yellow stitching, a black-silver combination has been developed for the S line, and later a combination of black and red will appear.
It is expected that the new Audi A3, built in the wake of the platform VW Golf and Seat Leon, will receive evolutionary changes in appearance and a completely redesigned “digitized” interior, as well as many new security systems and multimedia services.
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