Honda Motor Co. Ltd. says it has created a plant-based fabric for automotive interiors that is durable and resistant to sunlight. Honda says the bio-fabric can be used on interior seating surfaces, doors and headliners, as well as a material for floor mats. Its production requires no changes in existing fabric-making processes. A polyester, polypropylene terephthalate (PPT) is the basic material of the bio-fabric, Honda says, adding PPT is made using corn-derived and petroleum-based ...

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