The 2010 Buick LaCrosse just reached the next-level of quietness with the help of recycled cardboard from GM’s stamping plant in Marion, Indiana.
“A lot of people don”t understand that recycled materials can add quality,” said Lora Herron, a materials engineer on the LaCrosse team. “It can add superior performance depending on where you use it and how you use it.”
Supplier Federal Mogul grounded up the cardboard and created a substrate for the headliner beneath the roof. The substrate is not something a customer would likely see, but Herron said it”s significant for its “wonderful acoustic quality” and helping make the LaCrosse “a smidge quieter.”
“If we want things to get better, we have to make them better for our customers,” Herron said. “With the new LaCrosse, that was one example, and it makes me want to keep looking for ways to make use of recycled materials.”
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– By: Stephen Calogera