Given the huge focus on green manufacturing processes, most automakers are doing their best to incorporate greener designs in their latest model lines. Even though the word “sustainable” in automotive circles usually reflects the engine technology that a particular model is built around, French auto maker Peugeot has taken the lead in making their regular cars more eco friendly in terms of cabin trimmings as well. According to sources, the automaker is all set to use a Newspaper-derived sustainable material to create the dashboard in the cabin of their new concept car, the Onyx.
This new material is called NewspaperWood and it was developed in collaboration with Anieke Branderhorst and Arjan van Raadshooven of the design label Vij5 and designer Mieke Meijer. The makers of NewspaperWood say that the innovative new material is crafted out of old newspapers and glue which gives it the same strength as natural wood while being a purely recycled material. When sliced, NewspaperWood also gives the semblance of being a grainy wood. The interior of Peugeot’s Onyx concept also features other eco-friendly materials like carbon and wool felt which makes the door panels, the W-shaped elements around the seats and the dashboard look uber elegant without leaving a huge carbon foot print behind.
Via: Moco Loco.