Archive: 2015


Trend collection for balanced bus interiors

At Busworld in Kortrijk, Belgium, last month, Lantal Textiles showed a broad range of all-in-one solutions for soft interiors, as well as new collections, innovative…

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IAC opens new facility in Tianjin

Automotive interiors supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) has continued its aggressive global expansion with the inauguration of a new manufacturing facility, Shanghai IAC-Songjiang Automotive Carpet…

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Engine covers reduce weight and noise

Autoneum is supplementing its range of acoustic and thermal management solutions for vehicles with multifunctional engine covers made of the lightweight fibre-foam material Theta-FiberCell.

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Energy-saving sails for cargo ships

GH Craft, the Teijin Group’s composite structure design development and evaluation unit, has been taking part in the Wind Challenger Project, an industry-university joint research…

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Toray to expand carbon fibre prepreg business in Europe

Toray Industries has acquired 55% of the outstanding shares of Italian prepreg manufacturer Delta-Tech, making it and its wholly owned subsidiary Delta-Preg into Toray subsidiaries.

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Fibre plant in Vietnam closes owing to big losses

The Dinh Vu Polyester Fibre Plant (PVTex) in the northern Vietnamese port city of Hai Phong has closed and faces bankruptcy after little more than…

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Cambodian clothing sector minimum wage raised to US$140 a month

Following weeks of negotiations, the Cambodian government is to raise the monthly minimum wage for the country’s garment workers from US$128 to US$140 a month.

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Indonesian exporters urged to obtain fair trade certification

The Indonesian government has called on home accessories and home textile manufacturers to obtain fair trade certification to boost their competitive advantage in developed markets,…

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Thai fashion supplier aims to increase e-commerce sales

Stock Exchange of Thailand-listed ICC International, Saha Group’s fashion and cosmetics marketing arm, hopes to more than triple e-commerce sales over the next three years.

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Increase in turnover for Hungarian textile and clothing industry

In 2014, both the textile and clothing sectors in Hungary succeeded in increasing turnover, which may seem surprising owing to several negative factors sapping the…

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Free zone in Vranje to expand for Weibo

The city council in Vranje, Serbia, has approved the expansion of the city’s free zone with Chinese textile company Weibo Group planning to invest, according…

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Martini Vesto opens clothing facility in Bosnia Herzegovina

Martini Vesto of Leskovac, Serbia, has opened a clothing plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where 200 workers will be employed producing men’s suits and shirts,…

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Solvay to open textile recycling facility in Poland

An EU-backed project that recycles post-industrial technical textile waste, initially from airbags, into high-quality polyamide (PA) 6.

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IAC expands UK operations

Automotive and commercial vehicle interiors supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) has expanded its manufacturing footprint in the UK.

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Tapis introduces wovens collection for aircraft

Tapis has introduced a new collection of woven fabrics.

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Illuminated door panels launched at IAA

At last month’s International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) showcased door panels that enable optical accentuation of the vehicle interior.

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