Toyota Motor Corp. says it has developed the world's first technology to sort and extract polyurethane foam and fabric granules from automotive shredder residue (ASR). The sorted material is used to mass-produce automotive soundproofing products in the form of a mat lining. ASR, usually disposed of in landfills, is a mixture of ground-up plastics, rubber, fabrics and dirt remaining after a vehicle is scrapped, shredded and the metals are removed.