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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Composites Innovation Centre Manitoba receives $2.9 million in funding CompositesWorld

Initiatives include the development of quality standards and measurement techniques for Canadian biomass, and research into overcoming technology barriers to the adoption of natural fibers in the composites industry.

First bridge made completely out of bio-composite material CompositesWorld

This 14-meter long ‘bio-bridge’ is made from a hemp and flax-fiber base.

CAMX 2016 Show Report CompositesWorld

The 3rd annual joint ACMA/SAMPE-sponsored trade event comes to Anaheim with an exhibition and conference program attractive to professionals across the composites world.

Carver Non-Wovens, R3 Composites expand CompositesWorld

Carver, which only began commercial production in July, is now beginning its Phase 2 installation work and expects that to be completed by the end of October.

Natural fiber composites gaining traction in automotive CompositesWorld

New water-borne, wet-application acrylic resin enables new opportunities in car interiors.

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