As the world continues to go green, the auto industry has been challenged to build greener cars.
Today automakers are meeting that demand by engineering ways to recycle materials that were once tossed in the trash.
QuietShield is an eco-friendly material developed by Federal-Mogul, to absorb noise in a vehicle. It starts as cardboard packing material, at a General Motor's stamping plant, and is then baled and taken to a facility were it is shredded. From there, it is loaded into the processing line, combined with other recyclable materials and molded into the Buick LaCrosse's headliner.
According to GM, they have not only reduced their environmental footprint but will be the first to use QuietShield. In the future, the padding could potentially be used in doors, headrests, shelf panels and trunk liners.