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UK’s Jaguar Land Rover to use traceability in leather supply chain

25th Oct 2021

Jaguar Land Rover has trialled the use of secure blockchain technology to ensure full transparency within a sustainable leather supply chain. The UK-based company has partnered with supply chain traceability provider, Circulor, UK leather manufacturer Bridge of Weir, and the University of Nottingham to trial the use of the traceability technology.

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Germany’s Rochling develops structures with fibre-reinforced plastics

22nd Oct 2021

German company, Röchling automotive is intensifying research and development in fibre-based reinforced plastics. Lightweight structural engineering based on fibre-reinforced plastics is replacing heavy metal solutions in body-in-white and battery applications. The lightweight designs particularly support the strengths of alternative drive systems.

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UAE’s Sabic launches Noryl GTX 9500 resin for automotive applications

30th Sep 2021

Sabic has introduced Noryl GTX 9500 resin, a new addition to a range of unfilled Noryl GTX resin grades, which delivers excellent dimensional stability under hot and humid conditions, addressing the challenge for highly demanding automotive applications. Ranked among the leading petrochemicals manufacturers, Sabic is a company based in Riyadh, Saudi...

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Bentley Motors becomes automotive member of UK’s Leather Working Group

1st Sep 2021

British luxury car company, Bentley Motors, has become the first car manufacturer to join the Leather Working Group. As part of their ambition to become the world’s most sustainable automotive brand, Bentley has joined the Leather Working Group (LWG). Bentley now leads the way for responsible leather use within the global automotive supply chain.

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Japanese firm Suminoe Textile's FY21 sales fall 13% to ¥79 bn

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.

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Swedish company Hexagon to help McLaren Racing improve Formula 1 cars

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.

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Swiss automotive supplier Autoneum carpets now even more eco-friendly

15th Jul 2021

Autoneum, an automotive supplier, has announced that its carpets have become more environmental friendly by replacing the latex commonly used in standard backcoatings with thermoplastic material, which also improved the recyclability of carpets. In addition, the innovative manufacturing process greatly reduces water and energy consumption, and CO2...

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Canada's Loop Energy to fuel M&I's lightweight zero-emission bus

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.

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Switzerland’s Autoneum, Belgian’s FFT partner on vehicle acoustics

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...

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