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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At JEC Europe 2015: European Confederation of Flax and Hemp (CELC) CompositesWorld

The Paris France-based CELC continued its advocacy of flax and hemp as natural-fiber reinforcements for composites at its end-product exhibit at the JEC Europe 2015 trade show.

Looking for Lindberghs CompositesWorld

Every paradigm-shifting invention throughout human history has been met with skepticism. CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan says the composites industry has need of those willing to attempt what most believe impossible.

Incremental thinking just won’t cut it! CompositesWorld

Composites industry consultant and regular CW columnist Dale Brosius says if this industry is to have a future that goes anywhere profitable, then we've got to get off the road we're on and map out a whole new way to think about the tasks at hand.

Research shows composite limpet teeth among strongest material in nature CompositesWorld

The limpet, a variety of aquatic snail, has been shown to possess composite teeth reinforced with goethite nanofibers that make the material among the strongest in nature.

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.

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