GM teams up with Teijin for development of advanced carbon fiber for use in cars

It seems like BMW and Lamborghini aren’t the only two working on producing carbon fiber for use in future vehicles. General Motors and Teijin Limited, a leader in carbon fiber and composites, announced today that they will co-develop advanced carbon fiber composite technologies for high-volume use globally in GM cars, trucks and crossovers.

For GM the partnership will allow for a faster and more efficient way to produce carbon fiber that potentially could be introduced on mainstream vehicles to reduce weight and increase fuel-economy. For Teijin, the arrangement could lead to widening its portfolio beyond specialty and high-end automotive applications.

“Our relationship with Teijin provides the opportunity to revolutionize the way carbon fiber is used in the automotive industry,” said GM Vice Chairman Steve Girsky. “This technology holds the potential to be an industry game changer and demonstrates GM’s long-standing commitment to innovation.”

Teijin will be establishing the Teijin Composites Application Center, a technical center in the northern part of the United States early next year.

– By: Omar Rana