[Land-speed] Soy based plastic?
joyseydevil at comcast.net
Thu Mar 18 11:15:57 MST 2010
> Didn't Henry Ford sink millions of dollars into growing Soy beans because
> he thought they were going to be the next auto body material.
> Doug in big ditch
>> I also heard that dogs liked to eat those license plates.
>> Regards, Neil Tucson, AZ
>>> To continue his allegiance to ethanol, Hajek has begun production of a
>>> flex-fuel race car, a 2011 Mustang. This time Hajek is going further
>>> 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
>>> The soy is lighter and not petroleum-based plastic. This stuff is
>>> more earth friendly, he explains.
>>> Ask any Utah license plate collector about the soybean based plastic
>>> 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
>>> goats running around loose in Utah in 1944 ... ! The plates were a soy
>>> plastic with a paper printed license pasted onto the backing. They were
>>> that durable and I remember how many of them cracked when someone
>>> "parked by
>>> I'm laughing because I had to call Jim Wright to confirm the year they
>>> the soy plastic plates. He wasn't even a twinkle in his father's eye in
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