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Showcasing the A-Z of car interiors in Stuttgart

Exhibitors at Automotive Interiors Expo Europe, which will be held from 9–11 November at Messe Stuttgart, Germany, represent the A-Z of car interiors, with products...

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Five suppliers rebranded as Teijin Automotive Technologies

Five organisations – Continental Structural Plastics (CSP), Inapal Plásticos, Benet Automotive, CSP Victall and Teijin Automotive Center Europe – have come together under a single...

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Improving outlook for commercial aviation and interiors market

Commercial aviation is on the road to recovery with passenger jet daily flights having recovered to approximately two thirds of 2019’s level, driven primarily by...

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Warp knitted synthetic suede launched at IAA Mobility

Shawmut launched a range of premium automotive interior fabrics at last month’s IAA Mobility conference and automotive show in Munich, Germany.

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Porsche’s vision of the future with natural fibre composites

Launched at last month’s IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, the Mission R concept is Porsche’s latest vision for sustainable, all-electric customer motorsports, including a...

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Designer collaborates on airbag concept collection

US fashion designer Heron Preston has teamed up with Mercedes-Benz to unveil a capsule collection in praise of the airbag by using recycled airbag materials...

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Fresh look for Fabia interior

The latest Škoda Fabia model now has an interior that is more spacious and comes with additional comfort features compared with its predecessor.

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Increased focus on materials for EV and AV interiors

Automotive parts manufacturer Continental has highlighted the increasing use of its interior materials in electric vehicles (EVs) and outlined the ways in which it sees...

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Fabric coverings could reduce weight of electric vehicles

The use of air- and water-tight fabric exteriors instead of metal could reduce the weight of electric vehicles (EVs) by hundreds of kilograms, enabling EV...

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Continental to use recycled PET in tyres from 2022

Conventional polyethylene terephthalate (PET) has long been used as a material in car tyre construction because it retains its shape even under high loads and...

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Partnership to develop composite seat with natural materials

Bercella and Formula Seven have partnered to develop an innovative seat for Formula SAE single-seat vehicles.

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Driver-side airbag with new structure

Toyoda Gosei of Kiyosu, Japan, has developed a driver-side airbag with a new structure that can more safely protect the occupant.

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3D knitted seat covers for Virgin Galactic craft

Under Armour created the three-dimensionally (3D) knitted covers for the seats in the interior cabin of the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo craft.

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Launch of flax-epoxy prepreg materials

UK-based Composites Evolution has teamed up with natural fibre reinforcement specialists Bcomp of Fribourg, Switzerland, to launch a new range of flax-epoxy prepreg materials.

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Latex replaced with alternative backcoating process

Autoneum has replaced the latex commonly used in standard backcoatings of its automotive carpets with a thermoplastic adhesive material, which improves recyclability at the end...

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BMW invests in vegan leather producer

BMW i Ventures, the venture capital arm of BMW Group, has invested in Natural Fiber Welding (NFW), a sustainable materials company that produces plastic-free alternatives...

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