Carbon Fiber

Ford eyes 'high volume' use of carbon fiber

9:24 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015

Ford today said it has signed a deal with a carbon-fiber manufacturer to jointly explore “high-volume” automotive uses for the lightweight material. The agreement with DowAksa, a joint venture of Dow and a Turkish company, builds on an arrangement that Ford announced in January as it unveiled the GT supercar....
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Porsche will buy 25% stake in carbon fiber maker

March 3, 2015 13:30 CET

Porsche plans to buy a 25 percent stake in German carbon fiber producer Capricorn Composite, widening access to the lightweight material it uses in its LMP1 and 918 Spyder sports cars....
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BMW quickly moves top 'i' tech to mainstream models

Jan. 6, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW's mainstream models could soon benefit from technology offered in the i3 and i8, such as carbon fiber construction and high-performance low-CO2 powertrains, BMW brand sales boss Ian Robertson told Automotive News Europe....
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SGL sees rising interest in carbon fiber parts

Nov. 23, 2014 20:25 CET

SGL Group, the materials supplier for carbon fiber reinforced parts in BMW's electric cars, is in talks with Audi, Porsche, GM and other carmakers to supply carbon fiber for a wider range of automotive components, its CEO said....
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BMW-backed researchers close in on cheaper carbon fiber

11:04 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2014

Large-scale manufacturing of cars made with lightweight carbon fiber is moving closer to reality as costs start to fall, according to a materials-development group that has BMW as a partner....
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VW’s XL Sport concept full of surprises

5:12 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2014

Volkswagen dropped a surprise on Wednesday by rolling out the XL Sport concept on the eve of press previews for the Paris auto show. The biggest surprise, though, is the XL Sport’s engine -- a V-twin adapted from the VW Group’s Ducati 1199 Superleggera, which VW touts as the world’s most powerful two-cylinder motorcycle....
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SGL Carbon will sell 267 million euros worth of shares to tackle debt, boost growth

Sept. 30, 2014 12:23 CET

SGL Carbon, which counts BMW, VW Group and BMW heiress Susanne Klatten as its three biggest shareholders, will sell 267 million euros ($339 million) in shares to repay debt and make investments....
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SGL Carbon names Majerus as CFO

June 19, 2014 06:01 CET

Carbon fiber manufacturer SGL Carbon has named Michael Majerus as its new chief financial officer. He starts a three-year term on July 1....
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CARBON FIBER HEATS UP

Suppliers bet big, try new techniques to ramp up production

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014

As major suppliers place big bets on carbon fiber, perhaps it's time to pay attention to this emerging technology....
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CARBON FIBER HEATS UP

BMW's joint venture says it cuts cost, plans to triple capacity

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014

BMW has substantially cut the cost of carbon fiber production in the three years it has operated a factory in Moses Lake, Washington....
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BMW joint venture to triple carbon fiber plant capacity

May 9, 2014 20:41 CET

BMW Group's joint venture with SGL Group will spend $200 million to triple the capacity of its carbon fiber products plant in Washington state. The partners said the factory will become the world's largest producer of carbon fiber....
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BMW joint venture to triple carbon fiber plant capacity

2:41 pm U.S. ET | May 9, 2014

BMW Group's joint venture with SGL Group will spend $200 million to triple the capacity of its carbon fiber products plant in Washington. The partners said the factory will become the world's largest producer of carbon fiber, with an annual output of 9,000 tons by 2015 when the expansion is completed....
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