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Natural Fibers: The New Fashion In Automotive Composites

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Automotive interiors setting the pace for vehicle design

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Automotive interior trends will drive developments in new materials

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ampliTex reinforcement fabrics. Photo courtesy Bcomp

Electrification, Lightweighting, and Sustainability Targets Are Creating Opportunities for Natural Fiber Automotive Composites In the automotive industry, composites can help reduce aerodynamic drag, rolling resistance and vehicle weight while offering …

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Škoda Auto is collaborating with the Technical University of Liberec on the research and development of sustainable materials. Photo courtesy of Škoda Auto

Faced with unprecedented levels of disruption and innovation, technological advances are impacting all segments of the vehicle industry, particularly interiors. Despite ongoing setbacks due to the impact of the coronavirus …

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Mechanical recycling of used clothing made from mixed fibers

Passenger compartment becoming a key decision factor in car purchasing Electric vehicles (EVs) are propelling the automotive industry toward a more sustainable future, while autonomous driving will alter just about …

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The XiM20 concept car from YFAI

With the global automotive industry facing unprecedented change over the next few decades, suppliers of automotive textiles, including nonwovens and composites, are being challenged to realign their strategies as these …

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Layout of the TNCF Machine

The automotive tailgate part is one of the most complex components of a car. It has to be resistant against impact forces and at the same time it needs to be stiff. To meet these requirements the conventional tailgate consists of several metal components, the outer and inner part and several additional reinforcements parts. In order to address light weight design, the substitution of metal components with composites is considered.

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