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Daimler and Toray to Develop Automobile Parts Made of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics

11:50 PM MDT | April 28, 2010 | Deepti Ramesh

Toray Industries says it has signed a joint development agreement with automobile major Daimler (Stuttgart, Germany) to develop automobile parts made of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP). Reducing the weight of vehicles for improving fuel efficiency is one of the important issues in the automobile industry, and adoption of carbon fibers is expected to gain momentum in the coming days as a means to realize significantly lighter vehicles, Toray says. Through this collaboration with Daimler, Toray aims to establish mass production technology for CFRP auto...

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