Archive: 2015


Ford’s world-first knee airbag in new Mustang

Ford has developed a new innovative knee airbag design for its new 2015 Mustang, becoming the first automaker to integrate an airbag within the glove…

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TWE buys automotive nonwovens supplier Isowood

Germany’s TWE Group has purchased a 90% stake in Isowood, a specialised nonwovens manufacturer using natural fibres, such as hemp, flax, kenaf and jute in…

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Johnson Controls plans spin-off of automotive business

Johnson Controls plans to pursue a tax-free spin-off of its Automotive Experience business.

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Clearlake Capital buys CNI Enterprises

Clearlake Capital Group is buying manufacturing business CNI Enterprises for an undisclosed amount.

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Kolon to supply airbag fabric to Autoliv

Kolon Industries has signed a three-year contract worth US$38m with airbag supplier Autoliv to provide one-piece woven polyester side curtains for Ford.

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Carbon fibre for aircraft and automotive applications

Toho Tenax, the core company of the Teijin Group’s carbon fibres and composites business, has announced the development of Tenax XMS32, a new carbon fibre…

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Solvay to acquire Cytec Industries

Solvay, the Brussels, Belgium-headquartered chemicals major with 2014 sales of US$10.

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Johnson Controls to exit automotive seating business

Johnson Controls has announced it is “exploring strategic options for the separation of its automotive business”.

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Aunde velvet fabric used in Grenoble tramway refurbishment

Beginning in 2013, the refurbishment of the 38 trams in Grenoble, France, was conducted in the ACC workshops in Clermont-Ferrand.

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‘Quantum leap’ for inner dashes and floor insulators

Switzerland-based Autoneum has launched a new technology for inner dashes and floor insulators that offers “excellent shapeability, light weight and a high acoustic performance”.

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