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Car parts from chicken feathers?

  • Wednesday, 26th April 2000
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When a poultry processing plant in Southwest Missouri closed, who would have thought that the former plant’s waste would become the new plant’s main business? Soon trucks will be delivering loads of raw feathers from other poultry processing plants to be converted into feather fibers. Featherfiber Corporation, the new owner, is refurbishing the plant. As well as items such as filters, diapers, clothing, paper, absorbent pads and wipes, insulation and upholstery padding, the feather fibers and the quills can also replace some of the plastic or fiberglass in products such as auto dashboards, door panels, ceiling lining, and other internal molded parts.

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