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BMW carbon fibre joint venture to triple production capacity

BMW is planning to triple production capacity at its US joint venture that manufactures carbon fibre body panels and “body in white”. It says it will also extend carbon fibre content to other models in its range.

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mtex innovation prize for new knitting technology

mtex, which was being held in Chemnitz for the fifth time, awarded the first ever mtex Innovation Prize to Christian Franz of the Institute of Textile Machinery and High-Performance Material Technology (ITM) at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany.

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New FR developments and standards for transport textiles

After 15 years of developing a new standard for the safety of materials and components of train interiors, the new EU standard EN 45545-2:2013 Fire Protection on Rail Vehicles – Part 2: Requirements for fire behaviour of materials and composites was approved in March 2013.

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Formax opens new automotive production facility

Formax, a manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements, has officially opened its 5,000 m² automotive production facility at the company’s headquarters in Leicestershire, UK.

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JCI creates interior joint venture with Yanfeng Automotive

Johnson Controls (JCI) and Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Huayu Automotive Systems, the component group of Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), have signed a definitive agreement to form a global automotive interiors joint venture (JV).

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