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ZF sees a future in composites


January 14, 2014 4:32 pm ET

DETROIT — Germany's ZF Friedrichshafen AG is preparing for the auto industry's future by making sure it can provide the most efficient transmissions, sturdy suspensions and a strong electronic infrastructure, but linking all of the parts that...

SGL says up to 300 jobs affected by cost-cutting program


December 12, 2013 3:49 pm ET

FRANKFURT, GERMANY — Germany's SGL Group, which helps make carbon fiber reinforced parts for BMW Group's electric i3, said in a statement that its global work force will be reduced by up to 300 jobs as part of a cost-cutting program.

Composites company adding plant in South Carolina


December 9, 2013 4:04 pm ET

Composites company Materials Sciences Corp. will invest $1 million to open a new plant in Greenville, S.C., to design, engineer and develop parts for use in the defense, energy and recreation industries.

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Continental Structural Plastics targets China for acquisitions


December 6, 2013 1:18 pm ET

AUBURN HILLS, MICH. — Continental Structural Plastics is closing in on a deal that will take it to China as well as expand in the United States to make carbon fiber auto parts.

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