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Courtesy: WL Gore & Associates
Gore displays next-gen fabrics at DVD 2018

20th Sep 2018

WL Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore), a global materials science company, is displaying next-generation fabrics at the ongoing Defence Vehicle Dynamics (DVD) 2018 event in UK . Gore is exhibiting best-in-class Gore Military Fabrics for UK land forces, including durable, lightweight, comfortable military garments made with Gore Pyrad Fabric Technology.

Courtesy: GKN Aerospace
GKN Aerospace bags supplier award from Spirit AeroSystems

19th Sep 2018

For the second year in a row, GKN Aerospace, a global engineering business, has received a supplier award from Spirit AeroSystems, manufacturer of first-tier aerostructures. Spirit has recognised GKN Aerospace with a collaboration values partner award for superior performance at the 2018 Spirit AeroSystems supplier recognition in Wichita, Kansas.

Courtesy: Inapal
Teijin acquires automotive composite supplier Inapal

29th Aug 2018

Teijin Limited, a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the areas of environmental value, safety, security and disaster mitigation, has announced that it has agreed to acquire Inapal Plasticos SA, a leading automotive composite supplier in Portugal. The shares of Inapal will be purchased by Teijin Holdings Netherlands.

Courtesy: Lear Corporation
Lear sets up manufacturing seating facility in Flint

18th Aug 2018

Lear, a global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, has set up a new manufacturing seating facility in Flint, Michigan. The facility will build seats for just-in-time delivery to the nearby General Motors Flint Assembly plant, and the General Motors Fort Wayne plant in Indiana. It will employ around 600 team members by the end of 2019.

Officials of Solvay, Faurecia, ITA Augsburg and Premium Aerotec at the launch of IRG Cosimo. Courtesy: Solvay
Solvay, Premium Aerotec, Faurecia unveil IRG CosiMo

14th Aug 2018

Solvay, Premium Aerotec and Faurecia Clean Mobility have unveiled IRG CosiMo (Industry Research Group: Composites for Sustainable Mobility), the industry’s first private consortium focusing on development of materials and process technologies to enable high volume production of thermoplastic composites for both the aerospace and automotive markets.

Courtesy: Teijin
Teijin Frontier taking over J H Ziegler

6th Aug 2018

Teijin Frontier, the Teijin Group's fibre and products converting company, is taking over J H Ziegler, a leading supplier of automotive interior materials in Germany, at a cost of approximately EUR 125 million. Ziegler will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Teijin Frontier. The acquisition of Ziegler will be made by means of cash and newly-raised...

Courtesy: PR Newswire
McLaren Senna in US uses nanobionic technology

3rd Aug 2018

This first McLaren Senna in the US has seats which have used nanobionic technology from Nanobionic. Such seats stimulate local blood flow, and increase energy, comfort and overall feeling of wellness for the driver and passengers. Nanobionic coating is applied to athletic apparel, bedding products, everyday apparel, footwear and military apparel.

Courtesy: Aimplas
Aimplas participating in Mat4Rail

2nd Aug 2018

Aimplas is participating in the European project Mat4Rail, ‘Designing the railway of the future: fire resistant composite materials and smart modular design’, which aims to reduce the weight by replacing metallic structural components by light composite materials, and increase capacity and passenger comfort with smart modular design of interior spaces.

Courtesy: Arville
Arville selected to take part in ADS Roadshow

1st Aug 2018

Technical textiles weaver Arville is all set to display its specialist capabilities to UK aerospace manufacturers. It is among a small number of key suppliers selected to take centre stage in the two-week ADS Defence and Aerospace Technology Roadshow this September. Its products are used in aircraft worldwide for range of purposes including fire...

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