The book reviews the history and current use of composites in the automotive sector.
The book reviews the history and current use of composites in the automotive sector.

Textile Media Services has published a new book covering the use of carbon and natural fibers in automotive composites.

According to the company, fiber-based composites are becoming increasingly important in the manufacture of automotive components. These new materials look set to continue their penetration of the automotive sector, and their large-scale use in mass-production cars, trucks and other vehicles is being widely predicted.

Automotive Composites: The make-or-break decade for carbon and natural fibers reviews the history and current use of composites in the automotive sector and assesses how far these materials are from being used in mass vehicle production.

Written by Adrian Wilson, this updated 2nd edition with around 220 pages and more than 60 tables provides a roadmap for the automotive composites industry for the next decade and beyond. It includes analyses of the production and markets for carbon fibers, glass fibers and natural fibers, and profiles of leading suppliers of these input materials.

Published in September 2015, the report features profiles of suppliers of carbon fibers, glass fibers and natural fibers, including Toray Industries, Toho Tenax, Mitsubishi Rayon, SGL, Hexcel, Zoltek, Jushi, Owens Corning, Johns Manville, 3B, PPG, CPIC, AGY, EcoTecnilin, AFT Plasturgie and Borgers.

This story is reprinted from material from Textile Media Services, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.