Ford to use soy-based plastic in nearly all its vehicles


DEARBORN, MICH. (June 23, 3:25 p.m. ET) -- Ford Motor Co. will use a soybean urethane foam blend in the seats for the next generation of its Explorer sport utility vehicle, which hits the roads later this year, and claims it will use soy in “nearly 100 percent” of its vehicle fleet by the end of 2010.

The Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker was the first major carmaker to begin using soy urethane blends beginning ...
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