A secondary face-off on the auto lightweighting progress

Dec 01, 2010 | 04:17 AM |

Producers, processors and providers of scrap have a dog in the fight over whether steel or aluminum is the "material of choice" for lightweighting vehicles, as well as how current economic conditions might affect future scrap sales.

The steel and aluminum industries continue to debate the transition to lightweight metals, with the focus drawn toward fuel efficiency standards for cars, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would like to average as much as 62 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2025. Movement to lightweighting will certainly have an impact on the scrap supply chain.....

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