Agave Used To Develop Sustainable Bioplastics For Vehicles

Agave Used To Develop Sustainable Bioplastics For Vehicles
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The new material could reduce the weight of car parts and help improve fuel economy

Emma Hutchings
  • 21 july 2016

Motor company Ford and tequila producer Jose Cuervo are exploring the use of the agave plant in developing sustainable bioplastics that could be incorporated in vehicles. Researchers are testing the durability and heat resistance of the remnant fibers for the potential use in vehicle interior and exterior components such as wiring harnesses, HVAC units, and storage bins.

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