Published: Friday 15 May 1998

Last October, Chrysler Corporation, usa, unveiled its first Composite Concept Vehicle (CCV), the first automobile with a body made from injection moulded plastic derived from recycled plastic bottles. The colour of the automobile is added directly to the plastic before it is moulded, eliminating the use of harmful paint and rust-proofing agents. Since the body is made from one large moulding process, the size of the assembly factory is smaller than one for traditional sheet metal cars. The CCV auto-body is more resistant to dents and scratches.

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