Sector Seminar – Transportation
TUESDAY - 4 APRIL
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|14.00 - 14.10|
|14.10 - 14.30|
Big Picture' Speech
The Mobility of the Future
|14.30 - 15.00|
An industry in flux – From Motor City to Silicon Valley
This talk examines the megatrends in the use of nonwovens in the wider Transportation industry, and looks at the impact of changes in the future of the industry upon their uptake.
|15.00 - 15.30|
Dr James Taylor
Lightweight Textile Automotive Floor Systems - recent developments and future needs
Nonwovens are increasingly used in vehicle interiors, in a range of applications. This talk will examine, in particular, developments in their use in the field of acoustic insulation in carpeting applications
|15.30 - 16.00|
Dr Egon Moos
In the past, underbody covers have been produced from GMT (glass mat reinforced thermoplastics) by compression molding. To improve the aerodynamic performance and thus reduce emissions, more and more underbody parts have been applied year by year. As more parts also mean a higher weight, the lightweight aspect came into focus.
16.00 - 16.30
Dr. Bernd Gulich
Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI)
Nonwoven-based structures are used in many applications in the automotive industry. STFI has conducted collaborative research with the industry, producing results such as three-dimensional stitch-bonded nonwoven type “Multiknit”, now used as laminating material for upholstery. Further research concerns the application of bio-based fibres for car interiors. Continuation of this research work involves the partial substitution of natural fibres through recycled carbon fibres and thereby achievable effects in weight reduction.
Mr Jan Ketteman
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