The soy-based foam to be used in seats for the ’08 Ford Mustang won’t reduce Ford Motor Co.’s costs, but it will advance the auto maker’s bid to be “green.” So says a key-supplier of the environmentally friendly material designed to replace petroleum-based foam that is the industry norm. “The primary effort is definitely to be green,” Jeff Frelich, director-research and design, Lear Corp. tells Ward’s. “But what we’re hoping is, as the economies of scale grow with this product, we are ...

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