• Ford to use dandelion stems in rubber components

    Dandelion flowers may look pretty to some but to many, they're a weed that needs uprooting throughout the warmer months to prevent them from taking over the garden. What better to provide the basis of a renewable source for rubber than a plant that grows abundantly and quickly? Ford and the Ohio State University are looking into using the white milky substance that flows through dandelion roots as the basis of a new sustainable rubber. The rubber could be used as the basis of various rubber and plastic parts in cars, such as interior trim and floor mats. “We’re always looking for...

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