• Banana fibers could be used to develop plastic stronger than Kevlar and lighter

  • 2.jpgBananas have never been known to power cars before. In fact, bananas have never really had anything to do with cars before. Brazilian scientists however, have revealed that fibers from bananas, pineapples and other plants can be used to create plastic that is stronger and lighter than the petroleum-based materials, and is as strong as Kevlar itself! Also, the plastic is renewable, given that it’s made from green sources. And using this material for cars could make them a lot lighter than they are today, indirectly increasing fuel efficiency! Using a plastic like this, manufacturers can cut out a good 250 to 700 pounds from a car, making it 30 times lighter and four times stronger!

    And the automobile industry is sure to go bananas when this material is developed on a commercial level!

    Posted in Topics:Recycle, Transport, Tags: on March 30, 2011