Category: MobileTex


Renewable materials reduce EX30 SUV’s environmental impact

Swedish carmaker Volvo has revealed the efforts it has made to reduce the carbon dioxide footprint of its upcoming, all-electric EX30 small sport utility vehicle.

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Paris metro and tram seats transformed into footwear

A French company is selling slippers made from leftover fabric used to renovate the Paris public transport network, featuring the unmistakable patterns, and inspired by...

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Customisable aircraft carpet range launched

A new range of customisable aircraft aisle carpets has been launched by Calhoun, Georgia, USA-based carpet and rug manufacturer Delos.

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DART to replace 34,000 fabric seats with vinyl

Dallas Area Rapid Transit in Dallas, Texas, USA, is replacing 34,000 fabric seat cushions with new vinyl ones across its bus fleet.

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Porsche ‘911 in fabrics’ art exhibit

German carmaker Porsche is celebrating its artistic side by highlighting the “911 in fabrics” exhibition by Brazilian 3D artist Thiago Tallman, now based in Barcelona,...

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E-textiles in the automotive industry

The global automotive market is estimated to soar to almost US$3trn over the next year, according to Statista, but what is continuing – and what...

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Porcher Industries in partnership with flax fibre producer

Porcher Industries, a manufacturer of technical textiles and high-performance thermoplastic composites, has strengthened its partnership with Terre de Lin, a flax fibre producer based in...

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Fibre composite from biopolymers

Together with CG TEC, Cordenka, ElringKlinger, Fiber Engineering and Technikum Laubholz, the Deutsche Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung Denkendorf (DITF) is developing a new fibre...

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Recycling processes for high-performance composite materials

Advanced materials technology firm Aluula Composites is collaborating with the University of British Columbia to develop recycling applications for Aluula’s high-performance ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene-based composite materials.

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‘Wild’ design directions for aviation leather

Muirhead, a supplier of leather to airlines and seat manufacturers, has announced its latest design directions for aviation leather.

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‘LED shadow illumination’ for vehicle interiors

Japanese Tier 1 automotive supplier Toyoda Gosei has developed a light-emitting diode lamp unit that projects patterns onto vehicle fabrics and interior panels using shadow.

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ELeather re-brands and announces new funding

ELeather, a producer of sustainable recycled leather, is rebranding as Generation Phoenix (Gen Phoenix) after securing US$18m in funding to further its mission to create...

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From textile waste to automotive nonwovens

One of the missions of Refashion is to accelerate the recycling of textiles and footwear.

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Deep dyed aircraft carpet on awards shortlist

Switzerland-based transport textiles manufacturer Lantal has made the shortlist for the 2023 Crystal Cabin Award with its Deep Dyed Carpet.

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Automotive nonwoven shortlisted for Index Award

An automotive material from Sandler has been shortlisted for the Index 2023 Awards for excellence in the nonwovens and related industries, with the winner announced...

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Aunde Group expands top management team

Germany-based automotive parts manufacturer Aunde Group is expanding its top management team with the appointments of two managing directors: the shareholder of the family-owned enterprise...

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