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Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Henry Ford would be proud that Ford Motor Company is using Kenaf in the manufacture of it's door bolsters.  He was a big supporter of using renewable materials.  Kenaf is a tropical plant similar to bamboo and related to cotton.  It can be grown in the southern states and California.  The new material will replace 300,000 pounds of petroleum based resin in the Ford Escape.  The Kenaf is eco-friendly and farmer friendly.  We can always use more diversity in production agriculture.  Check out the link for more information.

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