Making auto parts out of wood

Aug. 15, 2017 3:58 AM ETDENSO Corporation (DNZOY)TM, DNZOY, DKYOF, DNZOFBy: Yoel Minkoff, SA News Editor1 Comment
  • The global push among automakers to make ever lighter vehicles, which is critical to bring electric cars into the mainstream, is leading some Japanese suppliers to turn to an unlikely substitute for steel: wood.
  • Denso (OTCPK:DNZOY), Toyota's (NYSE:TM) component maker, and DaikyoNishikawa (OTC:DKYOF), say cellulose nanofibers made from wood pulp weighs just one fifth of steel and can be five times stronger.

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