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SGL and BMW Bring Online Moses Lake Carbon Fiber Plant

3:51 AM MDT | September 2, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers, a joint venture of SGL Group (Wiesbaden, Germany) and BMW Group, today officially opened its new carbon fiber manufacturing plant in Moses Lake, WA. Thepreviously announced facility will manufacture ultra light-weight carbon fiber reinforced plastics for use in the new BMW i vehicles.   The plant, costing approximately $100 million, will initially run two carbon fiber lines, each with capacity of 1,500 m.t./year.  All the electricity requirements will be provided by local hydropower. The plant started manufacturing ahead of...

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