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Scale Up of Novel, Low-Cost Carbon Fibers Leading to High-Volume Commercial Launch

The Dow Chemical Company - Midland, MI

An extrusion process for making carbon fiber uses a novel polyolefin material in place of conventional polyacrylonitrile. Low-cost carbon fiber has widespread application in automobiles, wind turbines, and other industrial applications. This novel process could potentially reduce production costs by 20% and total carbon dioxide emissions by 50%.