Following the car maker’s eight-year research project with the world’s leading aluminium recycler, Novelis, all models of the Jaguar Land Rover will be using innovative recycled aluminium, the RC5754. The new recycled alloy will be integrated into the brand’s new passenger cars. The RC5754 is made of 75% recycled content and was first used in last year’s new Jaguar XKE launch.
According to Pierre Labat, vice president of automotive at Novelis Europe, the new alloy can tolerate higher levels of scrap aluminium than ever before. “Novelis’ new RC5754 alloy not only meets the high recycled content threshold required by Jaguar Land Rover’s REALCAR project, but also it delivers the strength, durability and formability specified by world- leading Jaguar Land Rover engineers.”
The RC5754 is part of Jaguar Land Rover’s project to make closed loop production systems that recycle old automobiles and use the materials for the production of new ones.
The company was able to reduce the amount of waste it sends to landfill by 79% by vehicle, ahead of a target to achieve zero waste to landfill by 2020. This is according to their latest sustainability report, which was released earlier this month.
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