- Ford's investigation into the use of tree fibers called cellulose in plastic composites has shown using the fiber in automotive applications could significantly reduce CO 2 emissions and weight, while speeding processing time by as much as 40 percent
- Ford has worked with Weyerhaeuser – one of the largest forest products companies in the world – to prove out a more sustainable plastic composite material for future Ford vehicle components
- Ford already uses a variety of sustainable materials throughout its lineup, including soybean-based cushions and head restraints that save about 5 million pounds of petroleum annually
Pulp Function: Ford And Weyerhaeuser Collaborate To Develop Automotive Applications Using Natural Fiber Materials
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