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Freudenberg & its partners to participate in Techtextil Frankfurt

13th May 2022

Following their merger, Freudenberg Performance Materials, Low & Bonar, Mehler Texnologies, and Filc will be presenting their innovative solutions at a joint stand for the first time at this year’s Techtextil exhibition in Frankfurt. The focus is on sustainability. Customers will find the companies at stand C51, hall 12.1, from June 21-24, 2022.

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Swiss firm Bcomp supplies natural fibre bumpers for Mercedes race cars

2nd May 2022

Bcomp is supplying natural fibre technologies to HWA, development partner of Mercedes-AMG, for the new front bumpers on Mercedes-AMG GT4 race cars. The new bumper uses Bcomp’s ampliTex and powerRibs technologies, which harness the natural advantages of flax fibre. Bcomp is a Swiss provider of natural fibre reinforcements in high performance...

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UK proposes to maintain measures on continuous glass fibre from China

21st Apr 2022

The UK’s Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) has proposed that the existing anti-dumping and countervailing measures on continuous glass fibre from China be kept for a further five years. Glass fibres are used in the creation of wind turbine blades as well as in construction and automotive applications including manufacture of electric vehicles.

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Japan’s Asahi Kasei collaborates with Genomatica for bio-based HMD

23rd Mar 2022

Japanese chemical company Asahi Kasei has collaborated with Genomatica, Inc., regarding hexamethylenediamine (HMD) based on biomass-derived raw material (bio-HMD). Asahi Kasei currently uses fossil fuel–derived HMD as an intermediate to manufacture Leona polyamide 66, an engineering plastic featuring outstanding heat resistance and rigidity.

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US’ Lear selected as supplier for 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV

16th Mar 2022

US’ Lear, a global automotive-technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, has announced that it has been selected by General Motors to supply front and rear seats to the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV pickup. Lear, a global automotive technology leader in seating and E-Systems, enables superior in-vehicle experiences for consumers around the world.

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Plant-based epoxy enables recyclable carbon fibre: US researchers

3rd Mar 2022

Plant-Based epoxy can enable recyclable carbon fibre, improving economics for mass market electric vehicles, according to the US researchers who say that ten times stronger than steel, nearly half the weight of aluminum, far stiffer than fiberglass—carbon fibre carries a package of advantages, making it a preferred material for use in luxury sedans.

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US’ Lear acquires Kongsberg Automotive's Interior Comfort Systems

2nd Mar 2022

Lear Corporation, an American automotive technology leader in seating and e-systems, has completed the acquisition of Kongsberg Automotive's Interior Comfort Systems (ICS) business unit. The acquisition will further advance Lear's seat component capabilities and expand product offerings in increasingly popular thermal and comfort seating solutions.

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Sweden’s Autoliv joins hands with Polestar to make climate-neutral car

25th Feb 2022

Autoliv, Swedish leader in automotive safety systems, has joined industry-leading initiative Polestar 0. The goal is to develop a truly climate-neutral car by 2030. The project unites companies across the automotive supply chain to leverage innovation to address the climate crisis and change the view of how to manufacture cars in a sustainable way.

US’ Neenah Filtration develops Gessner engine air filter medium

23rd Feb 2022

US-based firm, Neenah Filtration, has developed a Gessner medium for engine air filters in passenger cars with an improved gradient structure to fulfil these needs. Our A006D medium consists of 100 per cent leading edge cellulose and has a special paper media design – these characteristics lead to an increased lifetime of the filter medium.

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