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Tencel offered for automotive applications

With increasing calls for eco-friendly vehicles, sustainable raw materials and vehicle recycling, Austria’s Lenzing presented new applications for its Tencel cellulosic fibre and powder for the automobile sector at Techtextil 2011.

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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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