Archive: 2013


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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Lightweight aircraft seating comfort

The main themes of the recent Innovative Aircraft Seating 2013 Conference held in Hamburg, Germany, organised by IQPC were: aircraft seating comfort, inflight entertainment (IFE)…

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World’s first D-shape side curtain airbag

Automotive safety systems supplier Takata has commercialised the world’s first D-shape curtain airbag with a hollow beam design.

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'High wear' crew seat fabric launched

Under its Generation Global brand, National Aircraft Interiors is now supplying crew seat covers using a new “high wear” fabric.

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Takata agrees to pay US$71.3m for seatbelt price fixing

Takata will settle antitrust charges with US federal prosecutors by paying US$71. 3m for price fixing seatbelts sold to automakers, Reuters reported.

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Lantal offers a wide selection of new products at Busworld Kortrijk

At last month’s Busworld in Kortrijk, Belgium, Lantal Textiles presented its comprehensive solutions for interior furnishing textiles, as well as new collections, innovative products, helpful…

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Automotive interior suppliers under investigation by anti-trust authorities

The European automotive interiors industry is under investigation by the German anti-trust authorities on suspicion of fixing prices since at least 2002 on certain nonwoven…

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ComfortSpan launches seating suspension textiles

The Acme Group has been granted a provisional patent on its latest suspension fabrics.

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