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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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.

CAMX 2016 preview: Lingrove CompositesWorld

Lingrove (San Francisco, California) is emphasizing its partnership with Rockwest Composites (Salt Lake City, Utah) to develop next-generation trekking poles.

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.

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