28th Jul 2021
With lacklustre sales of commercial carpet tiles and wall coverings and drop in domestic and overseas automobile related sales due to global economic slowdown, Suminoe Textile, a Japanese manufacturer and seller of interior products, posted 12.9 per cent fall in its sales to ¥79.7 billion during FY21 ended on May 31, 2021, against ¥91.5 billion in FY20.
21st Jul 2021
E-Xstream engineering, part of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division, has been chosen by McLaren Racing to provide materials data management for its Formula 1 cars. The historic racing team uses advanced materials to get optimal performance from its race cars. The team has selected the MaterialCenter materials lifecycle management system.
2nd Jul 2021
Loop Energy, a developer and manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cell-based solutions, is to provide its proprietary fuel cell modules to Slovakia-based Mobility & Innovation (M&I) for its lightweight and zero-emission city bus platform. Loop can deliver power and enable a smaller fuel storage system without compromising the weight or range of the bus.
16th Jun 2021
Autoneum is partnering with software company Free Field Technologies (FFT), under which Autoneum’s acoustic simulation methods for vehicle acoustics get incorporated into FFT’s modeling software, Actran. Simulation software and computer-aided engineering (CAE) not only improve the acoustic performance, but also accelerate designing process of new...
8th Jun 2021
Hexion has worked with Rassini for composite leaf spring application in Ford’s new model of the F-150 pickup truck. Rassini has developed the hybrid rear suspension, which comprises a parabolic main steel leaf supported by a composite helper. It has used Hexion’s Epikote epoxy resin system since it enables mass production of the composite helper spring.
24th May 2021
Bercella and Formula Seven have partnered to develop an innovative seat for Formula SAE single-seaters. The initiative utilises 100 per cent natural materials, and indicates that greener materials can be reliable on an engineering level. The seat has been made using flax fibre, which besides being eco-friendly, is also impact and corrosion resistant.
5th May 2021
Carbios, a company pioneering new bio-industrial solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers, and Michelin, a leader in sustainable mobility, have moved closer to developing 100 per cent sustainable tyres. Michelin has validated Carbios’ enzymatic recycling process for PET plastic waste, to create a high tenacity tyre fibre.
3rd May 2021
Origin Materials, a leading carbon negative materials company, and Solvay, a global leader in chemicals and materials, have joined hands to develop and industrialise advanced materials built on the Origin Materials carbon-negative technology platform for the automotive industry. The two believe the newly developed materials will be in high demand.
20th Apr 2021
STS Group, a system supplier of interior and exterior parts for commercial vehicles, is setting up its first US manufacturing facility in Wythe County’s Progress Park with an investment of $39 million. The facility will supply Volvo Trucks in Pulaski County and other truck and automotive facilities throughout the Midwest and Southeastern US markets.