Magna awarded 2016 JEC Americas Innovation Award

Carbon-fiber hoods help meet fuel economy and emissions standards.

AURORA, Ont. — Magna International Inc. has won a 2016 JEC Americas Innovation Award in the automotive category for the moulding process it uses to make carbon-fibre hoods for Cadillac.

The award is based on criteria including technical excellence, working with supply-chain partners, market potential and originality. Winners were announced May 4 in Atlanta, Georgia.

At its Polycon Industries manufacturing division, Magna produces the auto industry’s first volume production of carbon-fibre hoods for Cadillac’s 2016 ATS-V and CTS-V. The hoods are more than 27% lighter than aluminum hoods and 72% lighter than steel hoods.

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