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Ford to make car parts from coffee chaff – Products to be 20% lighter

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Ford Motor Company and McDonald’s USA will soon be giving vehicles a caffeine boost by using part of a familiar staple in the morning routine, coffee beans, in vehicle parts such as headlamp housing, the companies announced.

– The companies found that chaff can be converted into a durable material to reinforce certain vehicle parts – the press release says.

The chaff composite meets the quality specifications for parts like headlamp housings and other interior and under hood components.

By heating the chaff to high temperatures under low oxygen, mixing it with plastic and other additives and turning it into pellets, the material can be formed into various shapes.

– The resulting components will be about 20 percent lighter and require up to 25 percent less energy during the molding process – the press release adds.
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