Daimler, Toray Collaborate On Carbon Fiber | May 10, 2010 Issue - Vol. 88 Issue 19 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 88 Issue 19 | p. 20 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 10, 2010

Daimler, Toray Collaborate On Carbon Fiber

Department: Business
Keywords: carbon fiber, composites, automotive

Toray Industries and Daimler will team up to develop car parts made from carbon fiber composites. According to the terms of the alliance, Toray will develop materials, parts designs, and molding processes, and Daimler will figure out how to incorporate the parts in vehicles. Toray, the world’s largest producer of carbon fiber, and its competitors have faced pressure to sell carbon fiber since business with aircraft manufacturers slowed about two years ago. Last year, Mitsubishi Rayon entered into a similar pact with BMW and the German materials producer SGL (C&EN, Nov. 9, 2009, page 24).

 
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