TITLE

Ford looking to future with PLA

AUTHOR(S)
Miel, Rhoda
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Plastics News;6/9/2008, Vol. 20 Issue 14, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Ford Motor Co. is taking a serious look at bio-based and biodegradable plastics. Deborah Mielewski, the technical leader of the materials research and advanced engineering department for Ford, is looking at a range of new materials for future use. The department's biggest challenge is in using corn-based polylactic acid resin and finding ways to use it to replace traditional plastics.
ACCESSION #
33129972

 

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