Archive: 2014


Lantal offers EN 45545-2 compliant products

Lantal Textiles presented its latest line-up of products at last month’s InnoTrans in Berlin, Germany, under the motto “ready for EN 45545-2”.

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ZF to acquire TRW Automotive after deal agreed

Automotive safety systems supplier TRW Automotive will become a separate business division within ZF Friedrichshafen after the two companies agreed struck a deal under which…

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FR chemistry selected by US automotive interiors group

Alexium International has announced that a “major US automotive interiors group” has purchased Alexium fire retardant (FR) chemistry to conduct a commercial production run at…

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Autoneum introduces innovative automotive floor system constructions

Autoneum, a global supplier of acoustic and thermal management systems, introduced a number of innovations in automotive floor systems at the 53rd Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers…

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Textile suppliers target Chinese automotive industry

Fibre and textile companies are actively pushing their products into transport applications in China, according to speakers at the 20th China International Manmade Fiber Conference…

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Vinatex fails to sell all shares in IPO

Vietnam’s state-run textile and clothing maker Vinatex fell short of selling all shares in its initial public offering (IPO), which took place on 23 September,…

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Fashion brands commit support for wage increase in Cambodia

Eight major fashion brands, including Inditex and H&M, have indicated their support for talks to raise wages for Cambodian clothing workers, in line with efforts…

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Indonesian menswear market expanding

Indonesia’s menswear market has been experiencing robust growth over the past few years, with businesses from designers to publicly listed and small-scale fashion retailers revealing…

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Adidas Vietnam records repeated losses

Sportswear giant Adidas made its debut in Vietnam in 1993, but only in 2009 did it officially set up Adidas Vietnam, a 100% foreign-invested company…

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Topp Textile to take over Ploucquet waistband production in Romania

German textile producer Ploucquet Group is to sell its European waistband business in Romania to accessory producer Gerhard Topp as part of a new long-term…

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Russian ban on textile and clothing imports a possibility

Russia has threatened retaliation against a US and EU decision to toughen sanctions, saying the move to expand penalties undermines the peace process in Ukraine.

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Number of textile employees increases in Georgia

The number of people employed in the manufacture of textiles and textile goods in Georgia totalled 5,605 in the second quarter of this year, compared…

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Turkish company to invest in synthetic fibre production in Bulgaria

Turkish investors have bought the production facilities of the Mlada Gvardia plant in Haskovo, Bulgaria, and are preparing a large factory for the production of…

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Aunde to acquire Fehrer Group

German automotive interior component supplier Fehrer is to be acquired by Aunde, which is headquartered in Mönchengladbach, Germany.

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Finnair reveals cabin design for Airbus A350 XWB

Finnair has completed the cabin design of its new flagship long-haul Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, which is due to enter service next year.

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Gores puts Sage Automotive Interiors up for sale

Earlier this year, private equity firm Gores Group put Sage Automotive Interiors up for sale more than two years after buying the company.

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