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Fabric coverings could reduce weight of electric vehicles

The use of air- and water-tight fabric exteriors instead of metal could reduce the weight of electric vehicles (EVs) by hundreds of kilograms, enabling EV...

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Continental to use recycled PET in tyres from 2022

Conventional polyethylene terephthalate (PET) has long been used as a material in car tyre construction because it retains its shape even under high loads and...

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Partnership to develop composite seat with natural materials

Bercella and Formula Seven have partnered to develop an innovative seat for Formula SAE single-seat vehicles.

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Driver-side airbag with new structure

Toyoda Gosei of Kiyosu, Japan, has developed a driver-side airbag with a new structure that can more safely protect the occupant.

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3D knitted seat covers for Virgin Galactic craft

Under Armour created the three-dimensionally (3D) knitted covers for the seats in the interior cabin of the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo craft.

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Launch of flax-epoxy prepreg materials

UK-based Composites Evolution has teamed up with natural fibre reinforcement specialists Bcomp of Fribourg, Switzerland, to launch a new range of flax-epoxy prepreg materials.

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Latex replaced with alternative backcoating process

Autoneum has replaced the latex commonly used in standard backcoatings of its automotive carpets with a thermoplastic adhesive material, which improves recyclability at the end...

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BMW invests in vegan leather producer

BMW i Ventures, the venture capital arm of BMW Group, has invested in Natural Fiber Welding (NFW), a sustainable materials company that produces plastic-free alternatives...

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UK grant to build aircraft seating test facility

Mirus Aircraft Seating, one of the UK’s leading commercial aircraft seating manufacturers, has received grant approval from the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership Growing Business...

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Composite from basalt fibres for rail carriage interiors

Basaltex has developed a new composite material solution comprising basalt fibres combined with EconCore’s honeycomb technology.

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