The companies are looking for new materials that can be used in the production of cars.
Specifically, Ford is considering the use of bamboo in the manufacture of interior trim its future models.
“It is possible that soon some elements of car interior finishing will be made on the basis of a combination of bamboo and plastic with a high level of strength,” the company explained. “In the process of research, experts came to the conclusion that bamboo as a whole behaves much better than Other synthetic and natural fibers.The engineers carried out a lot of tensile testing and strength testing for a strong impact.In addition, the bamboo was heated to temperatures over 100 degrees Celsius to ensure that individuality of the material to retain its structure. ”
Another advantage of bamboo is that it grows in large quantities in China and other Asian countries.