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
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...
17th Nov 2018
Asahi Kasei has been honoured by the German Design Council for its fully driveable electric vehicle AKXY with the German Design Award 2019, in the category ‘Excellent Product Design – Conceptional Transportation’ under ‘Special Mention’. The predicate ‘Special Mention’ acknowledges works with a design that offers particularly successful solutions.
15th Nov 2018
Lear, a supplier of automotive seating and e-systems, has posted sales of $4.9 billion in Q3 of fiscal 2018. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange, sales were flat, reflecting lower production volumes on key Lear platforms, offset by the addition of new business in both product segments and the sales impact of obtaining control of certain...
17th Oct 2018
Hexagon Composites is developing compressed hydrogen tanks for serial production of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) to be launched by an automotive OEM. The production is anticipated as early as 2020. Hydrogen is a clean and safe energy carrier that can be used as fuel for power in a wide range of applications, and can be easily stored on a large...