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Aircraft seating joint venture starts operations

Adient Aerospace, the joint venture between aerospace company Boeing and automotive seating supplier Adient, has become operational after securing regulatory approvals.

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Aston Martin and TenCate announce technical partnership

TenCate Advanced Composites, part of the Toray Group and a manufacturer of advanced composite materials, and sports car maker Aston Martin have announced a technical partnership for the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar programme.

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Yanfeng to close technical centre

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is to close its Holland Tech Center in Holland, Michigan, USA, with the loss of 55 jobs. The company said the centre “no longer aligns to our current and future needs”.

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Polymer additive improves thermal resistance of PET-based airbag fabric

With the production of light vehicles forecast to have a compound annual growth rate of 3.3% from 2017-2022, the demand for airbag yarn and fabric is also increasing.

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Key trends in transport composites

Transport/mobility remains a key growth driver for composites for both glass fibre reinforced plastics (GFRP) and carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP), with textiles supplying the reinforcement element in structural and semi-structural moulded parts.

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Composites poised for wider automotive use as ZSK enhances TFP technology

ZSK has developed a tailored fibre placement (TFP) process designed to reduce cost, wastage and manufacturing times for carbon composites, while offering new possibilities for improved component design and enhancing end-of-life recyclability.

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