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Sage Automotive Interiors acquires Apollo

Sage Automotive Interiors has acquired the automotive manufacturing assets of Italy-based Apollo with the aim of expanding capacity and capability for automotive interior products to the European market.

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Lear opens innovation centre in Detroit

Automotive seating supplier Lear has opened its new Innovation Center in Detroit. Michigan, USA.

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Using finer airbag yarns to save space

Asahi Kasei of Japan is developing airbags using finer yarns to save space, according to Yusuke Sato of the company’s Leona Filament Division.

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Bio-based fibres for ultra-high performance tyres

Rayon is still the material of choice for ultra-high performance tyres and is the only bio-based fibre used in such end-uses on a large scale.

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Grant awarded to develop bio-carbon fibre

UK car maker Riversimple is part of a consortium with NetComposites and KS Composites that has been awarded funding worth £125,000 to develop a bio-carbon fibre made from flax, helping to reduce noise vibration and cost in automotive applications.

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Carver Non-Woven and R3 Composites expand

R3 Composites, a custom compression moulder and compounder of sheet moulding compound with design and part-conversion capabilities headquartered in Grabill, Indiana, USA, and its wholly-owned subsidiary Carver Non-Woven Technologies, which supplies single- and multi-material nonwoven products from its Fremont, Indiana, headquarters, are both in the process of expanding.

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