In the past, people would spend a lot of money on developing plastics with excellent and diverse properties. „However, improving their recycling and re-use technologies was not the main priority,” says Jan Sláma, the Technical Development employee in charge of the development of materials and their durability.
“We have to make sure that our choice of material does not limit the functionality of any part,” continues Radka Kubínová from the same department. Therefore, recycled materials are mainly used in places where the part is subject to less stringent requirements. They are used to good effect on wheel arches, for example, or on chassis impact guards.