Zone: Natural Fibers
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Natural fibers like flax, hemp, jute and kenaf are growing in popularity thanks to a widespread effort to go green. Automotive in particular has adapted natural fibers for door panels, seat backs and trunk liners.


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Interior innovation: The value proposition

OEMs and Tier suppliers ask materials and molding processes to go “green” and do more for less.
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Report forecasts growth in natural fiber composites CompositesWorld

Research and Markets says the natural fiber composites market is projected to register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.31% between 2014 and 2019 to reach $5.8 billion by 2019.

SOURCEBOOK 2015: The online edition CompositesWorld

Welcome to the online SOURCEBOOK, the searchable, updatable, Internet-based counterpart to CompositesWorld's annually published print SOURCEBOOK.

Fiber reinforcement forms (2015) CompositesWorld

Fibers used to reinforce composites are supplied directly by fiber manufacturers and indirectly by converters in a number of different forms, which vary depending on the application. Here's a guide to what's available.

The fiber (2015) CompositesWorld

The structural properties of composite materials are derived primarily from the fiber reinforcement. Fiber types, their manufacture, their uses and the end-market applications in which they find most use are described.

Composites 2015: A multitude or markets CompositesWorld

Although the effects of the 2008 global financial downturn are still felt in some sectors, the composites industry, in general, showed health, growth and a renewed focus on innovation.

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