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Dow Partners with Ford to Study Carbon Fiber Composites for Vehicles

8:00 AM MDT | April 12, 2012 | Lindsey Bewley

Dow Chemical says its Automotive Systems business group will partner with Ford Motor Company to research the use of advanced carbon fiber composites in vehicles. Dow Automotive Systems and Ford have signed a joint development agreement that will see researchers from the two companies collaborate on several fronts. The development teams will focus on establishing an economical source of automotive-grade carbon fiber and develop component manufacturing methods for high-volume automotive applications.   “Vehicle weight reduction for our customers through...

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