2024 Mustang and Mach-E production cuts CO2 through cable management

Last year, Ascend was honored to have been named a finalist in the 2023 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards in the Sustainability category for our partnership with HellermannTyton and Ford and the use of ReDefyne IAI 2H as a drop-in solution for cable management.


This technology is used in the 2024 Ford Mustang, and its EV counterpart the Mach-E, as the first broad-scale shift from virgin to post-industrial recycled PA66 in cable management parts. Validation with Ford certified that ReDefyne’s performance was comparable to or exceeded the mechanical, thermal and chemical performance traditionally required of prime material.

We are currently working with our customers to provide sustainable material solutions from low-carbon to bio-based polyamides. In partnership with Ford, our sustainable polyamides will be implemented into their Ford F-150 and Ford Edge with the plan to expand the solution across 50% of Ford models over the next three to five years.

ReDefyne offers a 35% lower carbon footprint when compared to prime PA66, helping our customers reduce their scope three emissions. The CO2 emissions saved by Ford with ReDefyne are the equivalent to providing 297 homes with electricity for an entire year, reducing the consumption of 172,000 gallons of gasoline and preventing 1.7 million pounds of coal being burned.


“We are focused on helping our customers meet their long-term sustainability goals with innovative, reliable products,” says Steve Manning, Ascend’s senior director for engineered materials. “ReDefyne combines our expertise from Poliblend with our integrated operations and our global application development expertise to produce a recycled polyamide that performs in areas recycled materials have typically been ruled out of.”