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IAC to expand UK headliner facility

International Automotive Components (IAC Group) is to expand its headliner manufacturing facility in Elmdon, near Birmingham, UK.

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Coated fabric for marine applications

Hydrofend, a solution-dyed polyester designed to balance high water resistance with breathability, is now available from Trivantage, a brand of Glen Raven.

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Airbus supply contract extended

SGL Carbon and German aerospace company Elbe Flugzeugwerke have extended their contract to supply prepregs for use in the Airbus A350 cabin’s floor panels to the end of 2020.

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Honda launches new passenger front airbag technology

Honda has announced the development of a new passenger front airbag technology that it says is designed to better protect occupants in a wide range of frontal collision scenarios, including angled crashes between vehicles or a vehicle and another object.

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Major challenges for recycling automotive plastics

Despite initiatives such as the End of Life Vehicles Directive in Europe, there is still a significant volume of automotive plastic that is not currently recycled and is destined for landfill or incineration.

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Hyosung to invest US$828m in carbon fibres

Hyosung Group is to invest KRW1trn (US$828m) over the next 10 years to expand its carbon fibre business.

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