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|•||Manufacturing Leadership 100|
|•||Growth in China|
|•||2013 Edison Award|
|•||Automotive Innovations Award 2013|
|•||Chery Jaguar Land Rover|
|•||Supporting Wounded Warriors|
|•||Auto Shanghai 2013|
|•||2013 Best Corporate Citizens|
|•||Diverse IT Professionals|
|•||2012 Kepner-Tregoe Award|
|•||Better Buildings Challenge|
|•||Red Lion High School|
|•||Governor's Ambassador Award|
|•||Sustainable Energy Factbook|
|•||Improving pediatric medicine|
|•||Ford Fusion Auto Start-Stop|
|•||Compression Hybrid Molding|
|•||Micro Hybrid Battery|
|•||Sound & Vibration Lab|
|•||Top Employer in China 2013|
|•||Green Masters Program|
|•||Executive Involvement & Steering Program|
|•||Investor relations honors|
|•||Joint Center for Energy Storage Research|
|•||Holland battery plant|
|•||Journey from the heart|
|•||Red Cross Disaster Relief|
|•||Instituto Nacional de Cancerología|
|•||Blue Sky Involve|
|•||Corporation of the Year|
|•||Sustainability in the schools|
|•||Electric vehicle donation|
|•||Florence recycling facility|
|•||World Medical Relief|
|•||Safety first at Oak Ridge|
|•||Understanding Digital Natives|
|•||2012 Social Responsibility Award|
|•||Chillers in mines|
|•||Green jobs for youths|
|•||AGM battery technology|
|•||Puerto Rico train stations|
|•||2012 Energy Efficiency Forum|
|•||Automotive Interiors Awards|
|•||Hospital for Sick Children|
|•||World Environment Day|
|•||Best Corporate Citizens List|
The inside story
Natural, recyclable materials from Johnson Controls make cars greener than everTime was, the only way to make a car green was to paint it.
This is not true any more. Advances in engines and body design reduce fuel consumption and emissions considerably.
But it's what's inside that counts.
Renewable materials for seating and interiors are at the heart of sustainability.
For more than 50 years, Johnson Controls has produced materials from natural fibers that make seats and interior products lighter, stronger and more environmentally friendly. Here are some examples of the company’s comprehensive solutions:
The carrier material Fibrowood has a natural wood fiber content of 70 percent.
The EcoCor material, based on bast fibers that are used for interior carriers, can be covered in a one-step manufacturing process.
FaserTec, used in seat pads, is made from almost 100 percent natural materials such as coconut fibers and natural latex.
Johnson Controls also uses polyols derived from soy, palm, canola or castor oil. Making foam from natural oils reduces the use of petroleum based polyols and the CO2 emissions that come from producing them.
Natural materials are sensitive to sunlight and must be covered.
Johnson Controls developed an innovative natural substrate material that withstands exposure to sunlight when covered with a thin transparent foil. Eliminating the cover material reduces the weight of interior products such as instrument and door panels, making cars more fuel efficient and creating a unique eco-fashion vehicle interior.
Automakers around the world prefer seating and interiors from Johnson Controls made with renewable materials. The environment does, too.
To learn more, visit our Natural Materials site.