Use of light weight magnesium and aluminum will increase substantially by 2009 as federal fuel economy and emissions regulations are stepped up, says a survey of auto executives to be released today (Nov. 13) by the University of Michigan's Office for the Study of Automotive Transportation. The report, co-authored by Brett Smith and Michael DiBernardo following an analysis of forecasts by executives and engineers, predicts magnesium use in cars will rise by 85% by 2009 (from a current 6.5 ...

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