Issue Date: May 10, 2010
Daimler, Toray Collaborate On Carbon Fiber
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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