12th Feb 2019
Hexcel’ carbon prepreg patch technology has been selected as a finalist for the JEC Innovation Awards 2019 in the automotive category. Hexcel will display the HexPly carbon patch technology at JEC World 2019, from March 12-14, 2019, among other composite innovations for the automotive, marine, wind energy, and aerospace sectors, in booth J41, pavilion...
29th Jan 2019
Lear Corporation, one of the world’s leading suppliers of automotive seating and electrical systems, has appointed Mei-Wei Cheng to Lear’s board of directors. Cheng currently serves as the non-executive chairman of the board of directors of HCP Packaging and is a member of the board of directors of both Interplex Holdings Pte Ltd and NIU Technologies.
11th Jan 2019
Lear Corporation, a global automotive technology leader, has launched Lear Innovation Ventures (LIV) Possibilities, led by its chief technology officer, John Absmeier. LIV Possibilities is the framework underlying Lear’s focus on product, process, and business model innovation and aligns with Lear’s corporate mantra of ‘Where Passion Drives...
28th Dec 2018
BMW Group has chosen SGL Carbon to supply carbon fibres and semi-finished textile products for a range of components in its upcoming next-generation electric vehicle, the BMW iNEXT. The framework agreement also covers a number of different glass and carbon fibre fabrics. Delivery is expected to start in 2021 and will last for the vehicle’s entire...
27th Dec 2018
Auria Solutions Shanghai Co Ltd, a joint venture between automotive supplier Auria Solutions Ltd and Shanghai Car Carpet Plant Co Ltd (a Shanghai Shenda company), held a ground breaking ceremony at its newest location in Wuhan, China. The 22,500 square metre facility will produce automotive carpeting for Chevrolet and Buick models produced and sold in...
27th Dec 2018
Total Composite Solutions (TCS) and Brabham Automotive have announced a partnership in advanced material and process development for current and future vehicle builds. TCS will utilise its prepregs, advanced resins and adhesive systems for developing lighter, stiffer structural and cosmetic material solutions for Brabham’s BT62 car model.
11th Dec 2018
Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), through its indirect subsidiary PHP Fibres GmbH (PHP Fibres), has signed a definitive share purchase and transfer agreement with Wilfried Trumpp and Venere Polito, to acquire a 100 per cent stake in UTT Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH (UTT), Germany. The transaction is expected to complete by Q1 2019.
29th Nov 2018
ISi Automotive has opted for next-generation airbag solution, FocusQuantum FT6K, from Lectra, the technological partner for companies using fabrics and leather. Southeast Asia has grown into an airbag textile manufacturing hub. With iSi Automotive's acquisition of a FocusQuantum FT6K, the Thailand facility is now equipped to stay apace of demand.
21st Nov 2018
EMS-Grivory, a leading manufacturer of high-performance polymers, has renamed the Grivory HT ‘High Temperature’ as Grivory HT6. The company first presented the product at the K 2016 expo. The product line is the next generation of Grivory HT. EMS-Grivory is part of the high performance polymer business unit of the EMS Group and employs more than 800...