DETROIT – Witzenmann GmbH says it expects to begin production in Europe in 2004 of complex metal hoses for an automotive air-conditioning system that runs on carbon dioxide (CO2). The German supplier’s announcement at the Society of Automotive Engineers International Congress here follows an earlier disclosure by Denso Corp., Japan’s largest supplier and the world’s top producer of climate control systems, that it will be ready in the event the auto industry drops R-134a, the most common ...

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