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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.

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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Sweden’s Autoliv provides exterior airbag for Nuro autonomous vehicle

21st Feb 2022

Autoliv, Inc., the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, and Nuro, a leading autonomous vehicle company, are collaborating to ensure a high safety standard for Nuro’s new third-generation, production-grade autonomous delivery vehicle. Nuro’s fully electric, zero-emission vehicles are designed for a full day of operation from a single charge.

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Germany’s Oerlikon Balzers bags AutoRevista’s innovation award

16th Feb 2022

Oerlikon Balzers, a German provider of advanced surface solutions, has bagged the Technology Innovation Award by AutoRevista, the Spanish trade magazine for the automotive industry. The award recognises the growth achieved in Spain by Oerlikon Balzers, which has offered a diverse and sustainable coating portfolio in this industrial sector for decades.

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Hyundai to display new leather seat model at Lineapelle in Italy

8th Feb 2022

Hyundai is set to present a colour-material-finish (CMF) concept seat model using sustainable leather and other regenerative materials from tanning waste at Lineapelle from February 22-24, 2021, at pavilion 9. The international leather trade show will be held at Milan, Italy. Hyundai is a multinational automotive manufacturer, based in Italy.

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Asahi Kasei establishes airbag fabric establishment in Vietnam

11th Jan 2022

Asahi Kasei Advance has opened Airbag Fabric Vietnam (AFV) in Thai Binh Province, Vietnam, with Teijin Frontier (Teijin Frontier), for fabric for airbags. Featuring exceptional strength, heat resistance, durability, and light weight, the Leona nylon 66 filament is used in industrial applications as airbag yarn and tire cord for the automobile industry.

Mexican firm Desserto launches cactus leather seats for Mercedes

11th Jan 2022

Adriano Di Marti, the Mexican company that created Desserto, has launched the new Mercedes Vision EQXX in Las Vegas at the ongoing CES 2022 show. The seats of the car are fully upholstered with Dessertex, an automotive material made from cactus. It is the most efficient Mercedes-Benz ever built and marks a new expression of efficiency in interior...

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Israeli start-up Nemo launches nanomaterials for automotive industry

4th Jan 2022

Israeli start-up Nemo Nanomaterials has launched game-changing nanomaterials that revolutionise the possibilities of industrial additives across virtually every market sector. The proprietary Nemo Nanomaterials dispersion technology creates and maintains versatile-function nanostructures. It ensures stable and even integration into any material.

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