Korean Company Plans Talks With Tesla on Supplying Carbon Fiber

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SEOUL, Aug 14 (Reuters) - South Korea's GS Caltex plans to talk with U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors about supplying its carbon fiber for vehicles, an industry source familiar with the matter told Reuters, as automakers turn increasingly towards lightweight materials to cut weight and raise fuel economy. GS Caltex also plans to supply its "long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (LFRT)" to Kia Motors for the sunroof frame of its Sorento sport utility vehicle due to be launched ...

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