DETROIT – Every auto maker and supplier wants to reduce component and vehicle weight in the ever-present challenge to improve fuel economy. Those same companies are working just as diligently to use natural materials and fibers that pose no threat to the environment. When they can achieve both goals at the same time, well, that’s called a strong business case. AOC LLC, a resin producer based in Collierville, TN, has developed a type of sheet molding composite (SMC) that is so new it ...

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