Sugarcane goes into an environmentally friendly plastic Toyota uses in vehicle interiors. The new product allows the auto maker to cover about 80% of a production car’s interior surface area with bioplastic. The material is a variant of the formula for making polyethylene terephthalate, commonly used for products such as soft-drink bottles. Toyota developed its bioplastic by replacing one of the raw materials in PET – monoethylene glycol – with organic material derived from sugarcane. ...
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