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Plasan finds carbon-fiber niche

By: Rhoda Miel

WIXOM, MICH. (Sept. 21, 3:30 p.m. ET)  — Plasan Carbon Composites’ current generation of automotive carbon fiber is out on the road now — 65 pounds’ worth of low-weight, high-speed body panels on the 2013 SRT Viper. Plasan is getting ready for the next generation, investing $18 million on a plant in Walker, Mich., where five new presses are set to make parts starting in 2013 and boasting a 17-minute cycle time.

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