Toyota Motors has endorsed DuPont’s composite recycle technology to recycle nylon 6 from engine intake manifolds. Tests of two intake manifolds, one moulded with virgin nylon compound and the second moulded from 100 per cent recycled content nylon, showed that manifolds made from the recycled material fell inside Toyota’s specification. Toyota now plans to adopt the closed-loop technology to reclaim nylon 6 from air intake manifolds as another step toward its goal of achieving zero landfill waste at all of its assembly plants.
Source: Newsletter of the Canadian Association of Recyling Industries (CARI). Visit www.cari-acir.org