Green Autopia

de Guzman, Doris
December 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;12/17/2007, Vol. 272 Issue 22, p24
Trade Publication
The article deals with the efforts of automakers to develop the ultimate environmentally-friendly car, driven by consumer concerns for the environment and rising fuel costs. Original equipment manufacturers are using renewable-based or recyclable materials for various car parts and auto products. Ford Motor is already incorporating 5% soybean-based polyols in foams used in seat backs and seat cushions in its 2008 Mustang sports car. Rhodia is looking at reducing carbon dioxide with its weight-saving polyamide-based Technyl plastics.


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