Lightweight Plastic Used By Ford Inspired By Nestlé’s Aero Chocolate Bar

Posted Apr 11, 2011

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) was inspired by the Nestlé Aero chocolate bar for creating some ultra-light plastic for their cars. In order to make a lighter plastic for a better handling and accelerating, but not compromising on its strength Ford looked at the bubbly honeycomb substance used in the chocolate. The MuCell plastic is 20% lighter and can be produced efficiently at around 33% more parts per hour. [GizMag]