APRIL 19, 1999
Pushing back the frontiers
Although Boralyn is four years old, the Alyn Corporation was only able to start manufacturing it on a commercial scale in the middle of 1997 when a factory was completed. It was not long before General Motors Corporation's Advanced TechnologyÊVehicles Group decided to use the metal in its planned EV1 aluminium-intensive electric car program. Since then sales have rocketed as word about boralyn has leaked out into the automotive industry. In January Alyn established a Milan-based European distribution business in partnership with Arne Van Roon, who specializes in commercializing new technology.
The race is on to see who can produce the first Boralyn parts in Grand Prix racing...