[Land-speed] Soy based plastic?

Neil Albaugh neil at dbelltech.com
Thu Mar 18 09:10:05 MST 2010


I also heard that dogs liked to eat those license plates.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ

From: "Wester Potter" <wester6935 at comcast.net>
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 8:32 AM
To: "LAND SPEED LIST" <land-speed at autox.team.net>
Subject: [Land-speed] Soy based plastic?

> http://ethanolproducer.com/article.jsp?article_id=6433
> To continue his allegiance to ethanol, Hajek has begun production of a new
> flex-fuel race car, a 2011 Mustang. This time Hajek is going further with
> biobased products. Along with the use of E85, the car will be made with
> bioplastic side panels provided by Ford. The hood and fenders are all
> soy-based plastic. The advantage to the soy plastic body panels is the 
> weight.
> The soy is lighter and not petroleum-based plastic. This stuff is 
> renewable,
> more earth friendly, he explains.
> Ask any Utah license plate collector about the soybean based plastic 
> license
> plates and goats.  That plate is one of the most difficult to collect and 
> one
> reason is goats seemed to like to eat them.  Not that there were that many
> goats running around loose in Utah in 1944 ... !  The plates were a soy 
> based
> plastic with a paper printed license pasted onto the backing. They were 
> not
> that durable and I remember how many of them cracked when someone "parked 
> by
> ear."
> I'm laughing because I had to call Jim Wright to confirm the year they 
> used
> the soy plastic plates.  He wasn't even a twinkle in his father's eye in
> 1944.
> Wes

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