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Kordsa to buy majority stake in Italian composites firm

Kordsa of Izmut, Turkey, is to acquire the majority shares of Italian composites company Microtex Composites of Prato, which provides carbon fibre fabrics and prepregs...

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Printed energy harvesting solutions for textile-based automotive applications

As leader of the Portuguese project ContiTex, Continental’s Portuguese unit Continental – Indústria Têxtil do Ave in Lousado, together with the Portuguese research centre, CeNTI,...

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Monochromatic hues in classic grey for aircraft interiors

Many years ago, designers were looking for the perfect grey: a grey that did not have any undertones and that could pair perfectly with any...

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Car makers invest in sustainable lightweight materials supplier

Several vehicle manufacturers, including BMW, Volvo and Porsche, have made a CHF32.

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Sage Automotive Interiors appoints new CEO

Sage Automotive Interiors has promoted Chris Heard to president and chief executive officer, with former president Dirk Pieper becoming chairman and a lead executive officer...

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Natural fibre composite bumpers for race cars

Sustainable lightweighting company Bcomp of Fribourg, Switzerland, is now supplying its high-performance natural fibre technologies to HWA of Affalterbach, Germany, a development partner of German...

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AIMPLAS joins project to develop eco-friendly composite materials

AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre in Valencia, Spain, has joined the Lightcar project, funded by the Valencian Innovation Agency (AVI), to develop novel composite materials...

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Scale up of bacterial cellulose biomanufacturing facility

Biomaterials company Polybion has announced that its bacterial cellulose facility – claimed to be the world’s first – is scaling up production and also the...

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Lightweight recycled material for the automotive market

A British manufacturer that produces noise, vibration and harshness parts and sealing solutions for the automotive industry has launched a range of recycled materials suitable...

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World’s largest aircraft cabin event returns as air travel recovers

After several online events owing to the coronavirus pandemic, Aircraft Interiors Expo is set to return to Hamburg, Germany, from 14-16 June for its first...

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