Archive: 2015


Toray to expand carbon fibre prepreg business in Europe

Toray Industries has acquired 55% of the outstanding shares of Italian prepreg manufacturer Delta-Tech, making it and its wholly owned subsidiary Delta-Preg into Toray subsidiaries.

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IAC expands UK operations

Automotive and commercial vehicle interiors supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) has expanded its manufacturing footprint in the UK.

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Tapis introduces wovens collection for aircraft

Tapis has introduced a new collection of woven fabrics.

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Illuminated door panels launched at IAA

At last month’s International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) showcased door panels that enable optical accentuation of the vehicle interior.

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Sustainable coating techniques for transport textiles

The 8th European Coating Congress, organised by the University College Ghent, Belgium, took place in September with 250 participants.

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Tailor-made polypropylene fibres for automotive composites

Polypropylene (PP) staple fibres are used in several automotive applications, including the luggage compartment, undershields, floor carpet systems, arch liners and seam reinforcement.

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New fibre composite materials trade fair to be held in Augsburg

A new event called Experience Composites will be staged in Augsburg, Germany, from 21-23 September 2016.

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A.W. Hainsworth acquires Replin Fabrics

A. W. Hainsworth & Sons has announced the purchase of Replin Fabrics from Moorbrook Textiles (reports Aircraft Interiors International).

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Fibre reinforced lining contains explosion in luggage hold of aircraft

A bomb-proof composite lining developed by an international team of scientists, including academics from the UK’s University of Sheffield, has successfully contained blasts in a…

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Autoneum starts construction of new production facility in Mexico

Autoneum has started construction of a new plant in Mexico.

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