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Raquel Ledo Banobre, Head of Materials Innovation Area, CTAG – Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia
Deborah Maxwell, Patent Attorney, Potter Clarkson LLP
This conference will explore how the changes in the automotive industry will offer opportunities for technical textiles, nonwovens and composites, and how these materials will contribute to the next generation of vehicles.
Join key players in the industry, from OEMs and Tier 1 and 2 suppliers to raw material manufacturers, and suppliers of technical textiles, nonwovens, composite fibres and machinery. Presentations will examine in detail how trends are already reshaping the automotive industry, and its supply chain, and will continue to do so in the next decade and beyond.
Topics for discussion will include:
Textiles for a unique passenger experience
Innovations in lightweight, sustainable and robust textiles
New textiles sources for sound insulation to adapt to changes in vehicle design resulting in new NVH (noise, vibration harshness) environments
Smart textiles - for monitoring physiological signs of passengers, and providing information and entertainment during the journey, to innovations in user experience
The use of natural fibres and plant-based polymers for enhanced sustainability
Materials that make vehicles lighter, smarter, cleaner and more comfortable
Composites for lightweight and bespoke components
Graphene-enhanced materials for automotive applications
Changes in supply chain and manufacturing planning that are needed to bring innovations to market
Limiting factors and future trends in automotive textiles
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Improvements in the technologies employed, increases in capacity, an end to the structural problems that have plagued the industry since its inception and a voracious home market all combine to indicate that China’s domestic suppliers of carbon fibre have a very bright future, reports Jason Chen.
Technical Textiles International’s preview of ITMA 2019 (in Barcelona, Spain, on 20–26 June) continues with the latest developments in software, and auxiliary equipment and machinery. James Bakewell picks his highlights.
With both Heimtextil (8–11 January 2019, in Frankfurt, Germany)(1) and FESPA (14–17 May 2019, in Munich, Germany) having taken place recently, one would be forgiven for thinking that manufacturers of digital printing machinery might be running short of new products to launch at ITMA (20–26 June 2019, in Barcelona, Spain). However, this is an innovative and fast-moving sector, and there will be a number of interesting exhibits at the show. James Bakewell previews.