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SGL, Koller producing composite windshield for BMW

24th Nov 2020

SGL Carbon and Koller Kunststofftechnik are jointly producing composite windshield for BMW Group. Replacement of the steel-based windshield with composite component will lead to significant weight reduction of the vehicle. The profiles will be compiled by SGL Carbon at its site in Innkreis, Austria, and processed by the injection molding experts at...

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Kisling develops K-epoxy to better bond carbon parts

13th Nov 2020

Kisling, a Swiss-based manufacturer of adhesives, has come out with a new 2K-epoxy to improve bonding of carbon parts for a variety of applications in the automotive industry. Due to some exceptional features of the ergo. 7440, the Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari was able to solve a current adhesive issue for a new automobile development.

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Toyobo & Indorama to build automobile airbag yarn plant

2nd Nov 2020

Toyobo is set to build a joint venture firm to produce yarns for automobile airbags with Bangkok-based Indorama Polyester Industries PCL (IPI), a part of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producer, Indorama Ventures PCL. The joint firm will build a new plant on the IPI factory site in Rayong Province, Thailand, and start operations in first quarter of...

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Sage takes over automotive fabric business of Adient

9th Oct 2020

Sage Automotive Interiors, an Asahi Kasei company, has completed take over of the automotive fabric business of Adient. Sage Automotive Interiors has paid $175 million and received regulatory approvals under the agreement of March 5, 2020. Sage provides automotive interior materials-seating, door panel surfaces, and headliners-to automotive OEMs.

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Nissan finds way to speed up CFRP-car parts production

14th Sep 2020

Nissan has come out with a new production process which speeds up the development of car parts made from carbon fibre reinforced plastics, or CFRP. Lightweight yet extremely strong, the material can be used to make cars that are safer and more fuel efficient. It can also lower a car’s centre of gravity when applied to upper body parts, making it more...

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Covestro develops material solutions for "future car"

7th Sep 2020

Covestro has developed material solutions to provide aesthetics, comfort and functionality for the "car of the future" which is expected to be seen as a mobile, multifunctional living and working space in view of the new drive systems, increased connectivity and the trend towards ridesharing. The design of the car interior is all set to gain in...

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McLaren works with Bcomp to make natural fibre seat

7th Sep 2020

McLaren has collaborated with Swiss sustainable lightweighting specialist Bcomp to develop F1's first natural fibre composite racing seat for Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris. This is the first F1 car part to be made of renewable textile fibres. The seat has been created by optimising the mechanical properties of flax fibres through fabric architecture.

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Hexagon Purus to supply composite cylinders for NE Asia

28th Aug 2020

Hexagon Purus, a subsidiary of Hexagon Composites, will supply composite cylinders to a leading Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCEVs) company in Northeast Asia for its zero-emission Fuel Cell Electric SUV. The cylinders will be installed in the vehicle model starting 2022. The first prototypes of the 700 bar high-pressure cylinders are to be delivered by this...

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Chemical Guys unveils hydrophobic textile coating

22nd Aug 2020

Chemical Guys, a lifestyle brand for automotive detailing enthusiasts and professionals, has unveiled HydroThread Ceramic Fabric Protectant and Stain Repellant, a highly-advanced hydrophobic stain guard and textile coating for automotive interiors. It provides protection for a variety of vehicle and household fabrics, such as seats, carpets, and floor...

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