Viewing entries tagged with 'Composites'

Flax fibres composite in body panels of delivery vehicle

Swedish start-up Volta Trucks is developing an electric vehicle (EV) designed for inner-city freight deliveries.

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Natural fibres used in F1 racing seat

Woking, UK-based McLaren has developed a natural fibre racing seat, which is considered to be the first Formula One car part to be made of renewable textile fibres.

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Plantain fibres could help build stronger and lighter cars

Automakers have been using natural fibres for certain automotive parts for decades, including incorporating hemp, sisal and wood into materials for insulation, interior panelling and internal engine covers for luxury vehicles.

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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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Stronger carbon fibre produced three times faster

4M Carbon Fiber has produced a carbon fibre that is said to be 15% stronger than existing fibres, while tripling production output using atmospheric plasma oxidation technology.

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Bio-based resins for natural fibre composite daysailer

Sicomin has supplied bio-based resins for the Greenboats Flax 27, an 8.2-metre classically styled daysailer designed by naval architects Judel/Vrolijk & Co, and made from natural fibre composites.

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Hexcel to merge with Woodward

Composites producer Hexcel is to merge with Woodward, a manufacturer of control systems and components for aircraft engines headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.

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Closing the loop in marine manufacturing

ELG Carbon Fibre, a producer of recycled carbon fibre materials, and Ineos Team UK are working together to ensure sustainable materials and practices are incorporated into the America’s Cup 2021 build programme.

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Plant-based lignin technology for vehicle interiors

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) and Prisma Renewable Composites have entered into an agreement giving YFAI the exclusive use of Prisma’s lignin-based material in the development of automotive interiors.

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