Ford- and Mercury-brand vehicles likely will benefit from Mazda Motor Corp.'s award-winning plastic-injection molding technique honored earlier in April by two Japanese engineering organizations. Some Mazda6 parts are made with a lightweight plastic molding technique developed by Mazda. Glass-reinforced polypropylene module carriers for doors and front ends were introduced in 2001 on the Demio and later on the Atenza/Mazda6 innovation, and Mazda says it plans to use the ...

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