Archive: 2013


Ultraleather used in first class cabin of new Singapore Airlines aircraft

Singapore Airlines recently launched its next generation of cabin products on the new B777-300ER, and Tapis’ custom Ultraleather is used in the first class cabin…

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Ford and Coca Cola unveil PlantBottle fabrics

Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle technology has been applied for the first time beyond polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging as part of the interior fabric of a plug-in hybrid…

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New harmonised European fire standard for rail interiors opens opportunities for textiles

After about 20 years of standardisation work, the European harmonised standard EN 45545 Fire Protection on Rail Vehicles was published in March 2013.

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Lightweight aircraft seating comfort

The main themes of the recent Innovative Aircraft Seating 2013 Conference held in Hamburg, Germany, organised by IQPC were: aircraft seating comfort, inflight entertainment (IFE)…

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Woman shot dead during protests in Cambodia

A woman died and at least nine people were been injured in Cambodia in mid-November following a clash between striking clothing workers, many of them…

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Indonesian strike pushes for higher wages

Workers across Indonesia took part in a two-day national strike last month, demanding higher salaries, health insurance and an end to what they describe as…

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Toray to build new sewing plants in Myanmar

Japanese man-made fibre maker Toray Industries is expanding its overseas sewing operations to capitalise on growing demand for clothing in emerging economies.

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Vinatex to build textile complex in Hai Phong

The Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) has announced plans to construct a new textile complex for the production manufacturing of yarn and fabric…

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Polypropylene production in Azerbaijan to start in 2016

Azerbaijan is expected to start production of polypropylene in 2016, with production at 150,000 tonnes in 2016 and 2017, according to the draft socio-economic development…

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French investor to rent factory in Serbia

Franck Oury of Paris, France, has signed a lease agreement for the former Beko factory in Svilajnac, where preparations for the start of production have…

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Australian wool company to invest in Bulgaria

Australian wool company Lempriere is planning a long-term investment in Bulgaria and plans to install wool processing machinery at a facility in Sliven by April…

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Riga to host Baltic Fashion & Textile fair

The Latvian capital Riga is gearing up to host a new fashion and textile fair, which aims to boost the textile industry of the entire…

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World’s first D-shape side curtain airbag

Automotive safety systems supplier Takata has commercialised the world’s first D-shape curtain airbag with a hollow beam design.

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'High wear' crew seat fabric launched

Under its Generation Global brand, National Aircraft Interiors is now supplying crew seat covers using a new “high wear” fabric.

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Takata agrees to pay US$71.3m for seatbelt price fixing

Takata will settle antitrust charges with US federal prosecutors by paying US$71. 3m for price fixing seatbelts sold to automakers, Reuters reported.

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Lantal offers a wide selection of new products at Busworld Kortrijk

At last month’s Busworld in Kortrijk, Belgium, Lantal Textiles presented its comprehensive solutions for interior furnishing textiles, as well as new collections, innovative products, helpful…

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