From the beginning, we've all been told that organic foods will help keep our bodies healthy and running perfectly. As it turns out, the same goes for cars. Since Henry Ford first founded Ford Motor Co. back in 1903, the innovative automaker has been trying to incorporate the use of organic materials in the manufacturing of vehicles. Now, thanks to modern-day technology, Ford is making some serious advancements.
Don't believe us? That's ok. It is a bit odd to imagine that your new Ford model can be made from food. Then again, Ford has always pushed the boundaries of what we think is possible. Let's take a look at the Ford Mustang for example.
In 2008, Ford engineers replaced around 40-percent of the petroleum found in polyurethane foam with natural soy beans. That foam is used for comfort and support in various vehicle parts and the technology was applied first to the Mustang. Angela Harris, a biomaterials research engineer at Ford, goes on to explain that, "Since that time we have migrated it to all of our vehicles that we've produced in North America. All of our Ford vehicles have soy foam in the head rests and now in seat backs and seat cushions."1
Adding on to its use of soy, Ford is now working with the use of wheat straw for vehicle storage bins and coconut fibers for vehicle plastics. To learn more about the Ford and all of its eco-friendly efforts, don't hesitate to contact Midway Ford Truck Center with specific questions or start up a conversation with us in person at 7601 NE 38th Street Kansas City, MO 64161.