Consortium to develop bio-sourced composites using long bamboo fibres

A group of companies have come together to design bio-sourced technical composites for the aerospace industry based on long bamboo fibres.

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Adding graphene to jute fibres could give natural alternative to man-made materials

Scientists from the UK’s University of Manchester have combined graphene with jute to create what is claimed to be a world’s first for graphene-strengthened natural jute fibre composites.

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Aircraft seating joint venture starts operations

Adient Aerospace, the joint venture between aerospace company Boeing and automotive seating supplier Adient, has become operational after securing regulatory approvals.

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Aston Martin and TenCate announce technical partnership

TenCate Advanced Composites, part of the Toray Group and a manufacturer of advanced composite materials, and sports car maker Aston Martin have announced a technical partnership for the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar programme.

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Yanfeng to close technical centre

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is to close its Holland Tech Center in Holland, Michigan, USA, with the loss of 55 jobs. The company said the centre “no longer aligns to our current and future needs”.

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Polymer additive improves thermal resistance of PET-based airbag fabric

With the production of light vehicles forecast to have a compound annual growth rate of 3.3% from 2017-2022, the demand for airbag yarn and fabric is also increasing.

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Key trends in transport composites

Transport/mobility remains a key growth driver for composites for both glass fibre reinforced plastics (GFRP) and carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP), with textiles supplying the reinforcement element in structural and semi-structural moulded parts.

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Composites poised for wider automotive use as ZSK enhances TFP technology

ZSK has developed a tailored fibre placement (TFP) process designed to reduce cost, wastage and manufacturing times for carbon composites, while offering new possibilities for improved component design and enhancing end-of-life recyclability.

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Autoneum adds two sites in China

Autoneum has expanded in China with the addition of two new plants, bringing its total number of sites in the country to 10.

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Unique designs and new carpets for railways

Lantal Textiles has added new qualities to its carpet portfolio for railways, including the introduction of printed carpets.

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