20th Jun 2019
Transportation and energy company Tesla is reportedly working on a new type of soft and durable fabric to make seating in its electric vehicles last longer. The development, termed ‘load-bearing fabric architecture' that can withstand varying loads, was revealed in a new patent application filed by Tesla last year that recently became public.
29th May 2019
Archroma, a global leader in colour and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, has launched Fadex AS New, a new ‘super UV protector’ to make automotive and transportation textiles even more resistant to light. The new ‘super UV protector’ was presented by the company at the recently held Techtextil exhibition on May 15, 2019 at Frankfurt,...
20th May 2019
Teijin Ltd, a technology-driven global group, will participate in Chinaplas 2019, Asia’s largest exhibition for plastics and rubber industries, to be held at China Import & Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China from May 21-24. At the fair, Teijin will introduce solutions for automotive parts and components that combine its advanced technologies and...
15th May 2019
In order to support vehicle manufacturers in the production of lightweight and environmentally-friendly e-models, Autoneum is extending its product portfolio with textile battery undercovers made of Ultra-Silent technology for the first time, that optimally meet the specific requirements for acoustic and thermal management of electric vehicles.
10th May 2019
Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT), a US manufacturing institute operated by American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII), has announced a new project with Center for Automotive Research (CAR) to test and evaluate mixed-material joining technologies such as metals and polymer composites in automotive applications.
10th May 2019
Teijin’s Sereebo carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) has been selected by General Motors (GM) for use in select pickup box applications. Sereebo will be used to make the optional Carbonpro pickup box’s inner headboard, side and floor panels, and will be jointly developed by Teijin and GM for the GMC Sierra Denali 1500 and GMC Sierra AT4 1500.
8th Apr 2019
Borealis and Borouge ‘s new polypropylene (PP) compounding plant in Taylorsville, North Carolina (NC), has started up during Q1 2019, with its inauguration scheduled for May 16. The new plant will significantly strengthen Borealis and Borouge’s global supply capability for thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) and short glass fibre (SGF) compounds.
19th Mar 2019
Polyscope Polymers has won this year’s JEC Innovation Award in the Automotive Application category. Polyscope’s Xiran Sgh30eb glass filled thermoplastic composite was specified by Webasto France and Groupe Renault for the roller-blind guide rails on the panoramic sunroof modules installed in Renault Scenic and Grand Scenic MPV (multipurpose vehicle)...
12th Mar 2019
Autoliv, the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, has appointed Magnus Jarlegren as executive vice president operations and member of its executive management team. In his new role, Jarlegren will have global responsibility for continued development and implementation of strategies to drive operational excellence across Autoliv’s production...