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Joyson and KSS complete merger

Key Safety Systems (KSS), a supplier of safety technology for the transport sector including airbags and seatbelts, has completed its merger with Ningbo Joyson Electronic, creating an automotive supplier business with annual sales of more than US$3bn and 20,000 employees worldwide.

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Limited-edition McLaren car has 40% more carbon fibre

McLaren Special Operations, the bespoke division of McLaren Automotive, has announced the creation of the MSO Carbon Series LT.

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Airbus BFE catalogue qualification for Lantal

In addition to the “wool standard” and “wool/polyamide standard (80/20)” carpet qualities that are already qualified for the Airbus buyer furnished equipment catalogue, Lantal Textiles’ “polyamide standard” will be added to the catalogue effective July 2016.

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Performance Fibers to expand tyre cord fabric capacity in China

Performance Fibers, which was integrated into Indorama Ventures (IVL) a year ago, is expanding its tyre cord fabric production capacity in China.

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Thermoplastic and nonwoven composites: trends to 2020

Thermoplastic and nonwoven composites are enjoying high growth, according to Dr George Kellie of UK-based Kellie Solutions.

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Structural weight-saving technologies using natural fibres

Bcomp in conjunction with a partner has developed a range of grid fabrics for automotive composite applications. The Switzerland-based company’s PowerRibs technology is based on the concept of “leaf veins”, which rigidify a surface with minimum weight.

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