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Having contributed to the success of an award-winning door panel on the latest BMW 7 Series, BASF's Acrodur is opening up new opportunities for natural fibre composites.
Natural fiber composites are moving into the mainstream for the auto industry, with automakers and suppliers finding more variations of bio-composites and more places to use them.
Last year, Airbus and the CSIR launched a joint study into the development and application of natural and recyclable fibre-based materials, including kenaf, hemp and flax-based blends, in the fabrication of aircraft interior components such as sidewall and ceiling panels, insulation blankets and other less load-bearing parts.
Well-established as a green building center, Asheville has two homes under construction - one in West Asheville, another off Town Mountain Road - that use hemp as a building material.
A plastic bottle made from plants – up to 30 per cent organic material for starters but eventually, Coke's chemical engineers say, the whole enchilada, coming to a grocery store near you.