Ford highlights sustainability benefits of recycling enough aluminium to build 30,000 F-150 bodies every month with presence at AluSolutions Exhibition

Derek Montalvo at Mullinax Ford

Ford’s F-150 is headed for the AluSolutions international conference and exhibition in Abu Dhabi tomorrow, showcasing Ford’s commitment to sustainability in end-use applications of recycled aluminium. The toughest, smartest, most capable and safest F-150 ever is also the greenest F-150 – thanks to advanced materials like high-strength, military-grade aluminium alloy.

Ford recycles as much as nine million kilogrammes of aluminium stamping scrap per month using the closed-loop system at Dearborn Stamping Plant, which provides parts to build F-150 at Ford’s Dearborn Truck and Kansas City Assembly Plants.
Opting for aluminium over steel in new automobile construction is the best way to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, according to Oak Ridge National Lab.

Weight savings from aluminium alloy helps F-150 reduce its lifetime emissions compared to the previous steel-body version. Between 30 per cent and 40 per cent of a typical aluminium coil is turned into scrap in the stamping…

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