Category: MobileTex


Kordsa to buy majority stake in Italian composites firm

Kordsa of Izmut, Turkey, is to acquire the majority shares of Italian composites company Microtex Composites of Prato, which provides carbon fibre fabrics and prepregs...

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Printed energy harvesting solutions for textile-based automotive applications

As leader of the Portuguese project ContiTex, Continental’s Portuguese unit Continental – Indústria Têxtil do Ave in Lousado, together with the Portuguese research centre, CeNTI,...

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Monochromatic hues in classic grey for aircraft interiors

Many years ago, designers were looking for the perfect grey: a grey that did not have any undertones and that could pair perfectly with any...

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Car makers invest in sustainable lightweight materials supplier

Several vehicle manufacturers, including BMW, Volvo and Porsche, have made a CHF32.

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Sage Automotive Interiors appoints new CEO

Sage Automotive Interiors has promoted Chris Heard to president and chief executive officer, with former president Dirk Pieper becoming chairman and a lead executive officer...

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Natural fibre composite bumpers for race cars

Sustainable lightweighting company Bcomp of Fribourg, Switzerland, is now supplying its high-performance natural fibre technologies to HWA of Affalterbach, Germany, a development partner of German...

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AIMPLAS joins project to develop eco-friendly composite materials

AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre in Valencia, Spain, has joined the Lightcar project, funded by the Valencian Innovation Agency (AVI), to develop novel composite materials...

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Scale up of bacterial cellulose biomanufacturing facility

Biomaterials company Polybion has announced that its bacterial cellulose facility – claimed to be the world’s first – is scaling up production and also the...

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Lightweight recycled material for the automotive market

A British manufacturer that produces noise, vibration and harshness parts and sealing solutions for the automotive industry has launched a range of recycled materials suitable...

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World’s largest aircraft cabin event returns as air travel recovers

After several online events owing to the coronavirus pandemic, Aircraft Interiors Expo is set to return to Hamburg, Germany, from 14-16 June for its first...

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Fabric manufacturer launches new digital print technology

In what it calls “an exciting development for the transport industry”, UK fabric manufacturer Camira Fabrics has launched a new digital print technology that provides...

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Energy-storing composite for electric vehicles

Researchers at the University of Central Florida have advanced NASA technologies to develop a power suit for an electric car that is said to be...

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Debut for Milliken at nonwovens show

Milliken & Co will make its debut at the forthcoming IDEA nonwovens show in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, from 28–31 March, to showcase a range...

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Collaboration on sustainable aircraft interiors

The engineering team at Deutsche Aircraft is working on a remodelling of the Dornier 328 short-haul aircraft to make a more environmentally friendly concept: the...

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Automotive seat concept reflects new sustainable design direction

Hyundai Transys, a global automotive parts manufacturer and Hyundai Motor Group affiliate, showed its latest future mobility seat concept at last month’s Lineapelle International Leather...

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Lightweight rail vehicles for future transport networks

Revolution VLR (Very Light Rail) is an innovative passenger vehicle designed to simplify the extension of existing rail networks and allow the reopening of historical...

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