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Ford, Cooper make inroads in use of guayule

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Ford Motor Co. and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. are in the forefront of manufacturers researching potential commercial uses for rubber from the desert shrub guayule, speakers from both companies said at the International Elastomer Conference 11-13 Oct. in Pittsburgh.

Ford uses a significant amount of natural rubber in automotive applications, and…

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