Archive: 2014


Faurecia plans to double sales in China by 2018

French automotive supplier Faurecia has outlined its plans to double sales in China over the next four years and to maintain its high profitability.

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NHTSA airbag spotlight moves to Honda

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it will examine whether Honda failed to report deaths or injuries involving airbags that are part of…

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Lightweight, ecological and comfortable aircraft seating

IQPC’s annual Innovative Aircraft Seating Conference held in Hamburg, Germany, in October highlighted some interesting developments that offer new opportunities for textile seat cover manufacturers.

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Innovations in finishing of transportation textiles

The International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating held last month in Cannes, France, with more than 100 participants, presented a range of new, sustainable…

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The road ahead for carbon

Suppliers of carbon fibre and composites to the automotive industry are poised to benefit from a similar boom to that enjoyed by the suppliers of…

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Wage rise for Cambodian clothing sector workers

Next year’s minimum monthly wage in Cambodia’s clothing and footwear industries will likely be US$128, after Minister of Labor Ith Sam Heng overruled the Ministry…

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Third Montex stenter installed for Indonesian knitwear specialist

A third Montex stenter from Monforts has been installed at Indonesian knitwear producer Pelinitra Gunawan, a sister company of Pulau Intan Lestari, to meet increased…

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Corbion Purac plans new PLA plant in Thailand

Corbion Purac, based in Gorinchem, Netherlands, plans to build a €60m (US$74m) polylactic acid (PLA) production plant in Thailand with an annual output of 75,000…

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Myanmar project paves the way to export textiles to Europe

The SMART Myanmar Project together with the Myanmar Garment Manufacturer Association (MGMA) organised a participatory workshop in Yangon in September.

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Ho Chi Minh City plans to relocate apparel factories

Ho Chi Minh City has just compiled a master plan for developing the city’s textile and clothing garment industry to 2020 with a vision to…

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Gloria Jeans to close production facilities in Russian and Ukraine

Russia’s leading clothing retailer Gloria Jeans plans to move all its production facilities out of Russia and Ukraine owing to the deterioration of the business…

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BTK Group acquires three Russian textile factories

BTK Group, one of Russia’s largest producers of clothing and the sole supplier of uniforms to the Russian army, has purchased three garment and knitting…

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Lower textile production in Armenia

One of the highlights of the Armenian textile industry’s performance in 2013 was a large year-on-year increase in clothing production.

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Textile factories commissioned in south Kazakhstan

Baiterek National Managing Holding and its subsidiaries, Kazakhstan Investment Fund and Development Bank of Kazakhstan, together with the “akimat” (regional executive) of the South Kazakhstan…

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IAC opens new Europe headquarters in Düsseldorf

Global vehicle interiors supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) has opened its new European headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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Aerolia and Sogerma to merge

Aerolia and Sogerma, wholly-owned Airbus Group subsidiaries, are to merge their activities.

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