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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
Laura Kunze, Project Manager Colour & Trim Development, imat-uve gmbh
Paul Stollberger, Member of the Board, Kobleder GmbH with Axel Magin, Trevira GmbH
Christian Fischer, CEO & Co-Founder, Bcomp Ltd
Patrick Cronin, Technical Director, Mica NanoTech Ltd
Adrian Wilson, Industry expert and editor
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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A range of inherently flame-retardant fibres are employed in fabrics for shielding workers from arc flashes, one of the most dangerous, complicated and demanding of applications in the safety and protection sector, according to Adrian Wilson.
The oil and gas exploration industry is a rich market for protective textiles and garments. Sarah Gibbons reviews some of the latest product developments, introduces the companies behind them and discusses the factors driving growth in the sector.
Mount Vernon FR’s massive manufacturing complex in the northwest corner of Georgia, USA, has become one of the leading suppliers of flame-retardant fabrics over the past decade, recently driven by the rapid growth in North America’s energy exploration sector, reports John McCurry.