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Owens Corning Joins BASF, TenCate to Fast-Track Car Composites
4/2/2013

Owens Corning has joined an alliance between BASF and TenCate to help develop continuous compositesfor high-volume auto manufacturing.(Source: Owens Corning)
Owens Corning has joined an alliance between BASF and TenCate to help develop continuous composites
for high-volume auto manufacturing.
(Source: Owens Corning)

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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Industry backing
Ann R. Thryft   4/2/2013 12:05:39 PM
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I do, too, Elizabeth. There are now more than a handful of alliances between major materials makers or car and materials manufacturers. That's a lot of brains and money aimed at solving the problems.

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Industry backing
Elizabeth M   4/2/2013 6:08:58 AM
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It's good to see the industry getting behind this effort, which should make cars more fuel efficient and affordable right from the beginning of the development process. I hope this does indeed accelerate the use of composites in the auto industry.

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