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Ford Motors to Make Auto Applications Using Natural Fiber

Postby azi malik on Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:24 am

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Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) reported that it will make automotive applications using natural fiber materials with mutual cooperation of Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE:WY). Ford is working on the use of a tree fiber known as “cellulose” in its few plastic composites used to manufacture its vehicles. The company said that it can significantly decrease carbon dioxide discharge and weight by using cellulose in automotive applications.

The US automaker, Ford, also said that with the help of cellulose in automotive applications, pace of processing can be increased up to 40 percent. Ford and Weyerhaeuser are working to make plastic composite materials, which are more sustainable for future automobiles components. That is not the first that Ford is working on natural fibers to utilize them in its vehicles, the company is previously using a soybean based cushion in its automobiles that helps to save approximately 5,000,000 pounds of petroleum every year.

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