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Vita Group acquires Paustian Airtex

Metzo, Vita Group’s Germany-based aviation and rail business, has acquired Paustian Airtex, a supplier of leather and textile products for the aviation interiors industry, including...

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Lightweight and sustainable leather alternative

Ohoskin, an Italian manufacturer of a bio-based alternative material to animal leather, and ReCarbon, an Italian company that has developed a one-stop solution for the...

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Waste from olive trees trialled for manufacturing automotive parts

Ford has been trialling the use of branches, twigs and leaves from olive trees that are discarded during harvest to manufacture automotive parts.

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New European producer of PET BCF yarns

To expand its support for high-end and luxurious automotive interiors, BIG Yarns has completed its first industrial production runs of virgin polyester bulk continuous filament...

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Surface materials of modular steering wheel can be individually tailored

Yanfeng launched ClickRim, its new modular steering wheel concept, at January’s CES consumer technology show in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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Automobile Club honour for Alcantara

Alcantara, a manufacturer of a luxury microfibre fabric alternative to leather, received the Coup de Coeur LR 66 Award at the sixth edition of the...

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Airline to introduce eco-friendly carpets

SriLankan Airlines will become one of the first airlines in South Asia to introduce eco-friendly carpets onboard its aircraft after a successful trial.

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High recycled content for optimised acoustic performance

Autoneum’s sustainable, textile and lightweight Propylat technology is claimed to reduce both interior and exterior noise of vehicles.

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Leather interiors are good for the planet, say suppliers

A group of global automotive leather manufacturers and suppliers is claiming that using leather in vehicles is benefitting the planet.

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Soisa Aircraft Interiors expands Dubai facility

Soisa Aircraft Interiors, a provider of cabin upholstery and assembly services, has expanded its facility in the Dubai South area in the UAE.

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Creating fashion from vehicle production waste

Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer Nio has launched its own sustainable fashion brand in which garments and accessories using materials left over from the car manufacturing...

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Eco-friendly Aston Martin concept unveiled

Lunaz, a provider of sustainable automotive technology based at Silverstone, Northamptonshire, UK, has unveiled a new concept for the Aston Martin DB6 that is said...

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Sage Automotive Interiors to expand in South Carolina

US-based Sage Automotive Interiors is expanding its Sharon Plant in Abbeville County, South Carolina, with a US$10m investment that will create 95 new jobs.

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Increasing flax fibre adoption in marine

The adoption of composite parts based on flax fibres by the marine industry continues to grow, with major original equipment manufacturers as well as smaller...

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Emirates to launch limited edition collection of luggage and accessories

Dubai-based carrier Emirates is to launch a unique capsule collection of luggage, bags and accessories – all fashioned from upcycled materials from retrofitted aircraft.

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Alcantara marks 14th consecutive year of carbon neutrality

Alcantara, a manufacturer of a luxury microfibre fabric alternative to leather, has achieved carbon neutrality for the 14th year in a row, according to its...

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