Archive: 2014


Faurecia plans to double sales in China by 2018

French automotive supplier Faurecia has outlined its plans to double sales in China over the next four years and to maintain its high profitability.

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NHTSA airbag spotlight moves to Honda

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it will examine whether Honda failed to report deaths or injuries involving airbags that are part of…

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Lightweight, ecological and comfortable aircraft seating

IQPC’s annual Innovative Aircraft Seating Conference held in Hamburg, Germany, in October highlighted some interesting developments that offer new opportunities for textile seat cover manufacturers.

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Innovations in finishing of transportation textiles

The International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating held last month in Cannes, France, with more than 100 participants, presented a range of new, sustainable…

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The road ahead for carbon

Suppliers of carbon fibre and composites to the automotive industry are poised to benefit from a similar boom to that enjoyed by the suppliers of…

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IAC opens new Europe headquarters in Düsseldorf

Global vehicle interiors supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) has opened its new European headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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Aerolia and Sogerma to merge

Aerolia and Sogerma, wholly-owned Airbus Group subsidiaries, are to merge their activities.

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Takata airbag recall extended to 7.8m vehicles

US safety regulator National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has expanded the number of vehicles in the US that may be affected by recalls for…

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Environmentally responsible flame retardants for transportation

Flame retardants (FRs) are an essential element of fire protection, with a global consumption of 2m tonnes/year, according to Isabel De Schrijver of Centexbel, Belgium.

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Hemp-based materials for the automotive industry

Automotive equipment supplier Faurecia has announced the creation of a 50/50 joint venture with Interval, a French agricultural co-operative.

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