The Japanese car manufacturer has been working together with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation in order to develop a new bio engineering plastic from the polymer isosorbide. When painting its cars, Mazda is now able to use a non-toxic compound derived from plantbased materials. The bioplastic is scratch and weather resistant, which is pratical and also a unique selling point. Mazda's first car made with a bioplastic exterior was exhibited last month at Tokyo’s EcoPro2016, a trade show on green technologies.
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