Varroc develops car headlamp housing using coffee bean skin

By Divyank Kushagra Bansal | on January 22, 2020

At a time when carmakers & OEMs are going green by going electric, Varroc is also doing the same - only in a rather unique way!

Varroc Lighting Systems, a subsidiary of Varroc Engineering Ltd. (Varroc), has partnered with the Ford Motor Company and McDonald’s to develop a method of converting discarded coffee bean skin into car parts. While the concept may seem a bit far-fetched, Varroc claims it has already developed a prototype headlamp housing using this method, with additional help from Competitive Green Technologies (CGT). 

Apart from the obvious advantage of reduced plastic use, Varroc claims this new method also produces significantly lighter parts - the new headlamp housing weighs about 20 per cent less than a conventionally-produced counterpart. However, we're yet to determine the finer details of the entire process and Varroc is yet to clarify as to when can this production method be used for its mainstream parts supply.  

A crucial takeaway from this is the fact that the entire spectrum of green mobility is not just about going electric - in fact, the entire automotive manufacturing process presents a wide range of opportunities to reduce the overall carbon footprint. Carmakers & OEMs around the world can take the concept of clean & green mobility to a whole new level if they begin by revisiting their manufacturing processes as Varroc has.

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