Valeo Launches Wiper Blade Designed to Reduce CO2 Emissions - aftermarketNews

Valeo Launches Wiper Blade Designed to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Valeo Canopy’s rubber blade is made of more than 80% natural, renewable or recycled materials.

Valeo has launched Canopy, a wiper designed to reduce CO2 emissions by 61% compared to a other Valeo wiper blade products in the European market, according to an independent study by Bureau Veritas.

Valeo Canopy’s rubber blade is made of more than 80% natural, renewable or recycled materials such as cane sugar, vegetable oils or carbon black from recycled tires, the company said. An increased share of recycled material is used in other components of Canopy wiper blades with up to 15% recycled steel in the metal structures and up to 50% recycled plastic in the end clips.

“As part of its ‘I Care 4 the Planet’ program, Valeo is launching with Canopy, its first aftermarket innovation designed to significantly reduce environmental impact,” said Marlène Carrias-Iked, vice president of strategic marketing, digital and innovation – Valeo Service. “This offer responds to an increasing demand for sustainability among consumers. Valeo Canopy windshield wipers are scheduled to go on sale in Europe starting this summer in order to be ready for the rainy season.“

Valeo said its Canopy range of wiper blades is delivered ready to use without unnecessary adapters to be thrown away while offering great ease of assembly. It covers 95% of the vehicles in the European fleet. Canopy also comes in 100% cardboard packaging, fully recyclable and printed with solvent-free water-based inks.

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