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Dow Partners with Ford to Study Carbon Fibers in Cars

6:56 AM MDT | April 20, 2012 | –Lindsey Bewley

Dow Chemical and Ford Motor have announced plans to jointly research the use of advanced carbon fiber composites in vehicles. Dow Automotive Systems and Ford have signed a joint development agreement, under which researchers from the two companies 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 intelligent design with a materials focus has been a priority for Dow Automotive Systems,”...

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