Dow Chemical, Ford to explore efficient carbon fibers

04/12/2012 | Reuters

Dow Chemical's automotive-systems unit and Ford Motor will seek to co-develop a low-cost carbon fiber production method for mass-produced vehicles. "Reducing weight will benefit the efficiency of every Ford vehicle. However, it's particularly critical to improving the range of plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles," said Paul Mascarenas, chief technical officer at Ford.

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