June 13, 2014

Ford and Heinz collaborate on tomato fibers for cars

This is an interesting news for the blog that you can use tomato skins to make composite plastics.

According to Ford and H.J. Heinz Company, researchers at the companies have been exploring the use of tomato fiber to develop a more sustainable bioplastic material for vehicle manufacturing.  The companies have been using dried tomato skins to make composites for wiring brackets in a Ford vehicle or the storage bins used to hold coins and other small objects.

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