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Accelerating the composites recycling challenge

A motorsport and advanced technology business is working with lightweighting and materials researchers at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre to advance its processes for manufacturing recyclable composite components that extend useful lifetimes and reduce tooling costs.

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Consortium to develop bio-sourced composites using long bamboo fibres

A group of companies have come together to design bio-sourced technical composites for the aerospace industry based on long bamboo fibres.

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Adding graphene to jute fibres could give natural alternative to man-made materials

Scientists from the UK’s University of Manchester have combined graphene with jute to create what is claimed to be a world’s first for graphene-strengthened natural jute fibre composites.

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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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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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Lightweight hemp-based biomaterials gain momentum

Faurecia aims to triple production of its NAFILean lightweight hemp-based biocomposites over the next three years, as they are increasingly being adopted by original equipment manufacturers.

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Bonding fibres for lightweight acoustic insulation

European polyolefin fibre supplier Beaulieu Fibres International presented UltraLink bonding fibres for the automotive composites industry at the recent ANEX Asia Nonwovens Exhibition and Conference in Tokyo, Japan.

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Co-operation with vehicle industry drives growth of composites

BMW and SGL, Ford and DowAksa, Hyundai and Hyosung, Mitsubishi and Wethje, Volvo and Benteler-SGL as well as Henkel – are just some of the examples of the close co-operation between major automakers and firms in the composites sector for putting innovative new applications into practice.

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