DETROIT - Plasan Carbon Composites plans to open a technical center in Detroit on March 1 to develop carbon fiber components for automakers.
"We need to be where our customers are," President James Staargaard said in a statement.
Plasan says its processing technology allows it to produce components for 30,000 to 50,000 vehicles a year. Previously, carbon fiber components required lengthy cure cycles that capped annual production to limited batches.
Plasan Carbon Composites is part of the Plasan Group, which makes lightweight carbon fiber armor for light military vehicles, armored personnel carriers, ships, helicopters and planes.