Ford is testing foam and plastic components made from carbon dioxide

Ford claims that these materials will find their way into the production vehicles in the next five years

Overdrive May 27, 2016 10:30:00 IST
Ford is testing foam and plastic components made from carbon dioxide

Ford has become the first carmaker to formulate and test new foam and plastic components using carbon dioxide as the basic raw material. Ford claims that these materials will find their way into the production vehicles in the next five years. Ford’s foam formulates up to 50 percent of CO2-based polyols and continues to show real promise while going through rigorous automotive tests.

The company intends to use this foam for seating and underhood applications, adding it to the company’s stable of sustainable materials. Soybeans being...

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