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Alcantara restarts Italian plant with COVID-19 precautions

Automotive upholstery materials supplier Alcantara has reopened its Nera Montoro production and research and development facilities north of Rome, Italy.

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Cargo seat bags for passenger flights

The worldwide air travel ban as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has significantly reduced the number of passenger flights and threatened to produce a shortage of air cargo capacity.

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Woodward and Hexcel terminate merger agreement

Composites producer Hexcel and Woodward, a manufacturer of control systems and components for aircraft engines, have terminated their merger agreement, previously announced in January, under which the parties had agreed to combine in an all-stock merger of equals.

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Commercial-scale carbon fibre recycling

Carbon Fiber Recycling plans to recycle 2,000 tonnes of carbon fibre waste a year at its 3,250 m2 facility in Tazewell, Tennessee, USA.

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Cars of the future unveiled

In February, AutoTrader, the UK’s largest digital automotive marketplace, released a report looking at what a new car might look like in 10, 20 and even 30 years’ time, as the automotive industry evolves.

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