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NUNA8 SOLAR-POWERED COMPOSITES RACE CAR WINS SOUTH AFRICA RACE

The Nuon Solar Team won the eight day race of the South African Sasol Solar Challenge. The vehicle was constructed with carbon fiber by the Delft University of Technology and drove further than any solar powered car before.

Read the full story at CompositesWorld.

BASF AND HYUNDAI MOTOR SHOWCASE RN30 CONCEPT CAR AT K FAIR

Radical aerodynamics combined with high performance technologies. That is the RN30 Concept by Hyundai. To realize their latest vision, the Korean car company partnered up with BASF to be able to use the bleeding edge production methods. They will be showing it in Düsseldorf at the K Fair from 19 - 26 October.

Read the full story at Automotive World.

LAMBORGHINI AND MITSUBISHI RAYON TO COLLABORATE ON CARBON FIBER

Using composite materials for 30 years, Lamborghini announced that they want to stay at the forefront of development and announced a partnership with Mitsubishi Rayon. The Japanese company produces around 60 % of the world's carbon fiber and will be joining the super car maker from Sant'Agata Bolognese in research and development.

Read the full story at CompositesManufacturing.

RIVERSIMPLE TO TRIAL INNOVATIVE FLAX FIBRE COMPOSITE

The Welsh car company Riversimple has decided to test a new composite material that combines carbon fibers with those from flax. The new material is supposed to be lighter and cheaper than classic carbon fiber.

Read the full story at theEngineer.

CRACKING CARBON FIBRE

Axontex is the new material is being worked on by Axon Automotive and Far Composites. British Lotus Seven derivate producer Westfield will be testing the new material on their Sports 250 series of cars. The material has already been used in the Hyundai Intrado concept car, but the involved companies certainly want to broaden its use.

Read the full story at Eureka! Magazine.

COMPOSITE CAR SETS GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR FUEL EFFICIENCY

The electric and solar powered eLi14 has been recognized as the world's most efficient vehicle by Guiness World Records. The vehicle was constructed by students at the TU Munich using carbon fiber reinforced plastic.

Read the full story at CompositesManufacturing.

MULTIPLE MATERIALS CHALLENGE ADHESIVE MANUFACTURERS

With the growing use of new materials in car construction, bonding them is becoming increasingly challenging. Adhesion is one way to do it, and manufacturers are constantly evolving and improving their products to meet expectations.

Read the full story at DesignNews.

BRIGGS AUTOMOTIVE COMPANY DEVELOPS WORLD’S FIRST CAR MADE WITH GRAPHENE

The company building the no-holds-barred BAC Mono is testing graphene-enhanced carbon fiber parts on the street legal single seater. Working with Haydale Composite Solutions the rear wheel arches are made from the composite. BAC is seriously considering to be an option on the car in the future.

Read the full story at CompositesManufacturing.

CONVERTING THE STRUCTURAL CHASSIS TO COMPOSITES

IFA Rotorion has developed carbon fiber driveshafts, reducing weight and part count of the integral car part. Other composite parts include leaf springs and stabilizers.

Read the full story at CompositesWorld.

AVERAGE VEHICLE COULD INCORPORATE 350 KG OF PLASTICS BY 2020: REPORT

According to a report by IHS Market efficiency regulations will continue to drive usage of composite materials in car production.

Read the full story at Canadian Plastics.

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