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Sage taking over Adient's automotive fabric business

24th Mar 2020

Sage Automotive Interiors (an Asahi Kasei company) is taking over the automotive fabric business of Adient to expand capacity and capability for automotive interior products to the European market. With several locations in Europe, the textile facilities are suited for the company to supply the automotive cut and sew facilities in Central and Eastern...

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German project produces child safer seat headrest

16th Mar 2020

Scientists under a transnational project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, have produced a child seat headrest as a technology demonstrator with significant weight reduction. The team used Tepex continuous-fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite materials from Lanxess to show their potential in lightweight...

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Audi using PET bottles in upholstery

4th Mar 2020

For the first time, Audi has used seat upholstery made from recycled material in its fourth generation A3. Secondary raw materials are being used. Up to 89 per cent of the textile used is from recycled PET bottles, which are made into yarn. This results in fabrics that give the same quality in terms of look and feel as conventional textile upholstery.

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Tesca announces acquisition of Willy Schmitz

3rd Mar 2020

Tesca and Willy Schmitz have announced that they have closed a transaction whereby Tesca is acquiring the business of Willy Schmitz and its operations, located in Germany. Tesca, headquartered in Paris France, is a major supplier of automotive fabrics, value added textile parts and seating components. Financial terms of the transaction were not...

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Autoliv becomes member of Together for Safer Roads

28th Feb 2020

Autoliv has become part of Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a coalition of private sector companies working to prevent traffic crashes, injuries and deaths on roadways. Autoliv will be a member of the Global Leadership Council for Fleet Safety, that uses peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing to help smaller fleet operators create safety cultures and reduce...

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Polestar working towards full sustainability

24th Feb 2020

Polestar is working towards full sustainability for its future vehicles. The electric performance brand aims to reduce weight, cut plastic content and lessen waste material with innovative natural and recycled source materials such as Bcomp’s natural fibre composite solutions, and cork and fishing nets. This could improve crash behaviour for interior...

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Kalitta Motorsports to work with Revchem Composites

21st Feb 2020

Kalitta Motorsports has joined hands with Revchem Composites in a diverse marketing partnership. The multi-time world championship drag racing team will work with Revchem Composites, one of the leading composite distribution companies, throughout the course of the 60th annual NHRA Winternationals on technical opportunities as well as strategic...

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Exel Composites helping Finland reduce CO2

18th Feb 2020

Exel Composites has supplied fibreglass profiles for 33 electric buses to Chinese bus and coach manufacturer Yutong which in turn has delivered these to Helsinki, Finland. Introduction of the electric buses is part of Finland’s goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by five million kilograms a year. Light weight fibreglass increases energy efficiency.

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Hennessey makes all carbon fibre chassis for Venom F5

5th Feb 2020

Hennessey has constructed an all carbon fibre chassis for Venom F5. Built entirely of carbon fibre, the all-new ground-up design has been engineered and built to propel the Venom F5 to a top speed of over 500 kilometres per hour. The new F5 chassis is both strong and light weight, and made after an extensive two-year long engineering and development...

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