Ford, Dow team for carbon-fiber auto structures

Apr 16, 2012 | 03:58 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  Ford Motor, Dow Automotive Systems, carbon fiber, research and development, vehicle weight reduction effort, Paul Mascarenes, Florian Schattermann

CHICAGO — Ford Motor Co. has teamed with Dow Automotive Systems to develop advanced carbon-fiber composites in high-volume vehicles as part of the automaker’s strategy to boost fuel efficiency by reducing vehicle weight.

Under the agreement, development teams have been charged with establishing an economical source of automotive-grade carbon fiber and developing component-manufacturing methods for high-volume automotive applications.....

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