Ford Goes Green with Foam

Interested in buying the Ford Focus 2012? Well you might like to know that the instrument panel will now be more than 10% made from a sustainable plant-sourced castor oil-based foam product.

Beyond just being good for the environment, it’s actually good for drivers as well. Since the castor oil blend is more durable, the minimal component stretch helps optimize airbag deployment. It also has a softer touch texture.

The great thing for Ford is that it takes less time to produce.

Castor oil is derived from the Ricinus Communis flowering spurge plant, which has widespread growth throughout tropical regions. The plant’s oil presents a sustainable interior foam solution that does not compete with food sources.

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