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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DSM Dyneema buys Cubic Tech Corp. CompositesWorld

Cubic Tech will be fully integrated into DSM Dyneema and all employees of Cubic Tech are being invited to stay on after the acquisition.

Highly aligned flax reinforcement CompositesWorld

NetComposites (Chesterfield, UK), in collaboration with Tilsatec and FORMAX (Leicester, UK), has developed a highly aligned, flax-based tape and non-crimp fabric.

Binder for natural fiber composites CompositesWorld

BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany) has launched a new binder, Acrodur Power 2750 X, designed for the production of natural fiber composites for automotive lightweight applications such as interior car door panels or shelves.

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.

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