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Suminoe Textile to construct floor mat plants in Mexico and Indonesia

Suminoe Textile of Japan is to construct plants for manufacturing automotive floor mat in Mexico and Indonesia.

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Superfine recycled PET fibre for automotive nonwovens

Japanese recycled fibre specialist Takayasu has disclosed a superfine recycled polyester (PET) fibre (less than 0. 9 dtex), which is less than the 1.

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Formax to open dedicated automotive production facility

Carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements manufacturer Formax has announced plans to open an automotive production unit at its Leicestershire, UK, headquarters.

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Autoneum bolsters its presence in China

Autoneum has acquired a 25% stake in an existing joint venture with its long-time partner and Japanese supplier Nihon Tokushu Toryo (Nittoku) and Chinese supplier…

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Autoliv receives Volvo award for pedestrian protection airbag

Automotive safety systems supplier Autoliv has received Volvo Car’s excellence award for the development of the world’s first pedestrian protection airbag.

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Sustainable flooring system for railways

German carpet manufacturer Vorwerk Teppichwerke is a supplier of polyamide (PA) 6.

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Conference addresses performance and improvement of automotive textiles

At the recent Aachen-Dresden International Textile Conference 2013, several presentations addressed performance and improvement of automotive textiles.

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Ultraleather used in first class cabin of new Singapore Airlines aircraft

Singapore Airlines recently launched its next generation of cabin products on the new B777-300ER, and Tapis’ custom Ultraleather is used in the first class cabin…

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Ford and Coca Cola unveil PlantBottle fabrics

Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle technology has been applied for the first time beyond polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging as part of the interior fabric of a plug-in hybrid…

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New harmonised European fire standard for rail interiors opens opportunities for textiles

After about 20 years of standardisation work, the European harmonised standard EN 45545 Fire Protection on Rail Vehicles was published in March 2013.

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