Denso to create plastic parts from castor oil
Not only is the castor oil resin more environmentally friendly, it's actually more resistant to corrosion from road salt (common in much of the United States where the new tanks will be sent). The new biomaterial will be used in the future as an alternative to plastics that are derived from petroleum such as polypropylene, polyamide and polybutylene terephthalate.
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