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Enthusiasts Bees Help Ford Develop Paper Cargo Shelf

18:11  11 january  2018
18:11  11 january  2018 Source:   wheels.ca

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Ford has announced that it has implemented a lightweight, adjustable cargo floorboard inspired by bees . 6 photos. The part is entirely made out of recycled paper honeycomb, and it will be present in the Ford EcoSport, the smallest crossover offered by the brand.

Honeycomb Shelf: ecosport-trunk© Wheels.ca ecosport-trunk

The humble beehive has inspired engineers to develop the “ Honeycomb Shelf ” – a lightweight, secret cargo shelf that can support 100 times its own weight, a strength-to-weight-ratio stronger than steel.

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Coming to Canada later this this, it was developed for the all-new Ford EcoSport SUV and designed to conceal valuables that may be fragile.

The adjustable shelf can support loads of more than 300 kg – heavier than three average adult men, even wearing full beekeeping kit – but weighing less than three kg.

To create the “ Honeycomb Shelf ”, engineers sandwiched a layer of honeycomb-like cells consisting of recycled paper and a water-based glue between two layers of light and durable fibreglass.

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Adjustable cargo floorboard in all-new Ford EcoSport, made of high-strength 100 percent recycled paper honeycomb, helps compact SUV customers – committed to going small and living big – do more with less.

The lightweight solution also benefits fuel efficiency.

a close up of an animal: Honeycomb Shelf© Provided by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited Honeycomb Shelf

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