Ford seat monitors driver’s heart rate

A seat that can monitor a driver’s heart rate and help older drivers known to have heart conditions has been developed by a team from Ford’s European Research and Innovation Centre in Aachen, Germany, and the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen University.

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Low-cost blended carbon fibre yarns and fabrics

A multi-partner UK project, Fibrecycle, has developed a new generation of high-performance, low-cost co-mingled carbon fibre yarns and fabrics, with funding support from the Technology Strategy Board.

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Zoltek restructures carbon fibres business

Zoltek has restructured its carbon fibre business into three units focusing on wind energy, composite intermediates, and technical fibres.

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Further sales decline for Lantal Textiles

In 2010 Lantal Textiles’ consolidated sales declined to CHF82m from CHF86m a year ago.

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Rieter Automotive to become Autoneum

Shareholders of Switzerland’s Rieter Group have approved a proposal to separate its Textile Systems and Automotive Systems divisions into two distinct listed companies with independent ownership and management.

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