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BMW Partners With Boeing On Carbon Fiber Recycling

BMW Partners With Boeing On Carbon Fiber Recycling

The BMW Group and Boeing signed a collaboration agreement to participate in joint research for carbon fiber recycling as well as share manufacturing knowledge and explore automation opportunities. Both the BMW Group and Boeing are pioneering the use of carbon fiber in their products. With the release of the BMW i3 in late 2013, followed later by the BMW i8, [...]

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BMW Buys 15% Stake in SGL Carbon SE

BMW Buys 15% Stake in SGL Carbon SE

BMW AG bought a 15.16 percent stake in German producer of carbon and graphite products SGL Carbon SE. With the acquisition, BMW aims to strengthen its focus on lightweight construction and the use of carbon fibre reinforced plastics or CFRP in automobile manufacture. BMW didn’t disclose the financial details of the transaction and said that it’s not seeking a seat [...]

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BMW Opens Carbon Fiber Factory for ‘i’ Electric Vehicles

BMW Opens Carbon Fiber Factory for ‘i’ Electric Vehicles

SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers, a joint venture of SGL Group and the BMW Group, opened on Thursday its new state-of-the-art carbon fiber manufacturing plant in Moses Lake, Washington. The new facility is strategic for the manufacture of ultra light-weight carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) for use in the new BMW i electric vehicles. The two parent companies will invest approximately [...]

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SGL Automotive Breaks Ground on Carbon Fiber Plant in Moses Lake

SGL Automotive Breaks Ground on Carbon Fiber Plant in Moses Lake

SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers – a joint venture of the BMW Group and SGL Group – broke ground today on the new greenfield carbon fiber manufacturing facility in Moses Lake, Washington. The facility in Moses Lake is a fundamental component of the joint venture’s strategy to commercialize manufacturing of lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) for use in BMW Group’s [...]

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BMW Electric Car Parts to be Build in Moses Lake

BMW Electric Car Parts to be Build in Moses Lake

BMW and SGL Group have announced they will invest an initial US$100m to build a carbon fiber plant in Moses Lake, near Seattle, WA. SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers LLC, a joint venture between BMW and SGL Group was set up in October 2009. The new facility is an important element of both companies’ strategy to commercialize viable manufacturing of ultra [...]

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