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China Edit – May 2021

China Edit is a monthly curation of business news and reports which have a direct impact on the Chinese – and global – composites industry.

China Edit – May 2021
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Geely’s iconic Lotus cars said to mull raising $1 billion 
Geely is seeking to expand into electric vehicles amid a booming market in countries including China. Polestar, the electric carmaker controlled by Volvo Car and its owner Geely, is exploring options for going public as soon as this year.
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How Covestro is helping to reshape the automobile industry 
Covestro is building a localized scientific research team based in China. In 2001, the Covestro Polymer Research and Development Center was established in Shanghai, and gradually developed into a center of innovation in the Asia-Pacific region, providing high-quality services to customers in the Asia-Pacific region and even all over the world which focuses on providing polycarbonate, polyurethane, coatings, films, composite materials and other material solutions for customers in China and the Asia-Pacific region. 
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Biomimetics: Research explores the potential of graphene oxide 
Through the use of a reversible solvent-triggered process, graphene oxide fibers can merge into one object or separate back into its component fibers without damaging the structures of the fibers themselves. In that way, it resembles living tissue, although it doesn’t behave exactly the same. 
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Impossible Bike was once the world’s smallest e-bike design, so what happened? 
One of the issues with EVs is that they happen to end up weighing quite a bit as battery and motor components tend to add some heft to a device. Helping solve this issue, the Impossible Bike only comes in with a weight of just 15.4 lbs (7 kg). 
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Zero-emission, guilt-free flights from Hong Kong to Da Nang may soon be possible 
By 2026, the aircraft is expected to fly 500 nautical miles with an 80-seat capacity. That would get you, say, from Hong Kong to Taipei or Hanoi. By 2030, single-aisle jets with 100 seats would get you from Hong Kong all the way to Sapporo. 
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