29 Jan '12, 5pm

A Few "Light" Details about Ford's Upcoming 2013 Escape: ^WG

A Few "Light" Details about Ford's Upcoming 2013 Escape: ^WG

A Few “Light” Details about Ford’s Upcoming 2013 Escape It's in the doors. Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - Jan 29, 2012 A lone 2013 Escape in the great outdoors. Improved sustainability and lower weight thanks to plant material. The upcoming 2013 Ford Escape will arrive with a material inside the doors made in part with kenaf. Kenaf is a tropical plant is related to cotton and replaces oil-based materials within the doors. The use of kenaf is anticipated to offset 300,000 pounds of oil-based resin per year in North America; use of this eco-friendly material reduces the weight of the door bolsters by 25 percent. Weight savings translate into fuel savings for drivers. Kenaf oil is used in cosmetics and the fiber is used as an alternative to wood in the production of paper. The upper leaves and shoots of the plant are actually edible. The kenaf is combined with polypropylene in a 5...

Full article: http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/showthread.php?p=332705

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