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Published: 7/15/2019

LANXESS thermoplastic composites used in Audi A8 rear seat shell
LANXESS rear seat shell showcases the company’s continuous-fiber-reinforced composites role in large-scale production of structural components for automotive. 

Published: 7/8/2019

Teijin to acquire Benet Automotive
Benet offers advanced technologies for carbon fiber-reinforced and glass fiber-reinforced plastic molding, as well as the painting and assembly of vehicles.

Published: 7/8/2019

Lightyear One prototype solar car uses carbon fiber to help meet 725-km range
2021 production to be followed by future models for autonomous, fleet and lower-cost/higher-volume markets.

Published: 7/8/2019

Inaugural National Composites Week to recognize, promote and celebrate composites manufacturing
From Aug. 26-30, 2019, composites manufacturers are encouraged to use social media, traditional media and in-person events to shine a light on the industry.

Published: 6/27/2019

Lightweight Manufacturing Centre opens in Scotland
The center, operated by the University of Strathclyde, is set up to develop lighter, more efficient components for automotive and aerospace companies.

Published: 6/25/2019

Volvo's autonomous Vera transport vehicle uses composites
Cabless, fully electric development vehicle heralds future for short-distance autonomous transport.

Published: 6/14/2019

AMRC, Tinsley Bridge develop metal-composite anti-roll bar for trucks and trains
Innovate UK project achieved 65% weight reduction via CFRP stabilizer bar and now tests for service performance and durability.

Published: 6/11/2019

Michelin, GM develop airless wheel prototype
The wheel design incorporates a combination of fiberglass and other materials to reduce maintenance and safety risks for passenger vehicles.

Published: 6/7/2019

Gordon Murray Automotive designs composite supercar
The T.50 vehicle design includes a carbon fiber composite chassis and body panels.

Published: 5/30/2019

Innovate UK and IACMI composite competition now open
The U.K.-based competition will award funding for disruptive composite technologies.