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TMC to Use Bio-PET ‘Ecological Plastic’ in Vehicle Interiors

Toyota City, Japan – Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces it plans to make vehicle liner material and other interior surfaces from a new“Ecological Plastic” that features the world’s first use of bio-PET.

Starting with the luggage-compartment liner in the Lexus “CT200h” due at the beginning of 2011, TMC plans to increase both the number of vehicle series featuring the new material, as well as the amount of vehicle-interior area covered by it, and intends to introduce a vehicle model in 2011 in which Ecological Plastic will cover 80 percent of the vehicle interior.

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