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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Airbus Helicopters verify performance of 410km/h Clean Sky 2 demonstrator CompositesWorld

X3-based, compound VTOL airframe configuration nears final design but exact use of composites yet to be detailed

University of Delaware announces composite medal award winners CompositesWorld

The medal is to recognize outstanding achievement in the field of composite materials.

IAC debuts FiberFrame on 2017 Mercedes-Benz CompositesWorld

Germany-based International Automotive Components (IAC) has launched its ultra lightweight FiberFrame natural fiber sun roof frame on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

JEC World 2016, the full report CompositesWorld

CompositesWorld's editors report on the technologies and products that caught our eye at JEC World 2016, in early March.

The fiber (2016) 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.

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