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Concept Recharge visualises path towards sustainable mobility

Labelled a manifesto for Volvo Cars’ future, the Swedish car maker’s pure electric Concept Recharge has given a vision into its future design language and...

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Sustainable alternative to foam with high acoustic performance

The acoustic performance of components for the vehicle interior, such as inner dashes or carpets, depends on the noise-reducing quality as well as the geometrical...

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Fine dust particle filters trialled on delivery vans

A new application for nonwoven fabrics has recently been pioneered by Germany’s Mann+Hummel as the basis for fine dust particle filters for vehicles, which are...

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FibreCoat closes first financing round

FibreCoat, a composite materials spin-off from the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, has closed a US$3m Series A round of...

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Natural solution for fabric fire safety problem

The UK’s University of Huddersfield has collaborated with textile producer Camira Fabrics, which supplies high-end interior fabrics for a number of industries including public transport,...

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Bio-composites could transform aircraft design

To bring advanced aerospace concepts to life, future materials must be more durable, lightweight and cost-effective than ever before.

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Threats and opportunities for automotive nonwovens

Nonwovens have expanded rapidly in the automotive sector over the past two decades as automakers and their component suppliers have looked to decrease costs by...

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Hemp fibre composites incorporated into electric racing car bodywork

Bercella and Romeo Ferraris have worked together to develop hemp fibre bodywork for the latest version of Romeo Ferraris’ Giulia PURE ETCR electric racing car.

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Enhanced FiltEV portfolio for electric vehicles

Ahlstrom-Munksjö, the Helsinki, Finland-headquartered manufacturer of fibre-based products, has enhanced its FiltEV portfolio, delivering additional filtration media solutions for cabin air and transmission filtration.

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Making air travel more sustainable

The Passenger Experience Conference at September’s Aircraft Interiors Expo Virtual event brought together a number of experts to discuss how the industry can harness new...

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