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TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. has developed a range of driver airbag modules made of bio-based plastic material, which offers a number of environmental benefits, including reduction in interior emissions and a reduction in use of fossil resources.

TRW is the first to develop the new, greener module in which components, including the airbag cover and retainer plate, are now made from a new, bio-based material.

TRW envisions that the new range of driver airbag modules will be ready for production by mid-2012 and anticipates that the technology could gradually replace all conventional oil-based materials in driver airbags in the coming years.


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