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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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Revolution Fibres triples production capacity

Nanofibre producer Revolution Fibres is tripling production to meet increased international demand from a range of industries including Formula One.

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Toray to acquire TenCate Advanced Composites

Japan’s Toray Industries, the world’s largest maker of carbon fibre composite materials, is to acquire TenCate Advanced Composites from the Netherlands-headquartered Koninklijke Ten Cate group for €930m, as it looks to increase its carbon fibre business.

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Ultrafine gel spun fibres offer potential for composites

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a process that can produce ultrafine fibres, which are exceptionally strong and tough.

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Bawtry Investments acquires Axon Automotive

Axon Automotive, a UK-based supplier of carbon composite structural products and engineering services, has been acquired by Bawtry Investments, which has purchased the controlling interest from Far-UK.

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Recycling carbon fibre products from America’s Cup campaign

ELG Carbon Fibre and Land Rover BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing) are working together to ensure the carbon fibre process waste and end-of-use components from the team are recycled as far as possible.

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