Archive: 2015


Bus passengers surveyed about seat fabrics

Public transport textiles producer Camira Fabrics has conducted a survey to find out what passengers really think about material types on bus seats.

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Fines imposed over price-fixing cartel for acoustic components

The Bundeskartellamt (German Federal Cartel Office) has imposed fines totalling €75m on account of price fixing agreements on five manufacturers of acoustic components for the…

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Lear to open automotive seat cover plant in Macedonia

Lear has announced plans to open a new plant in summer to produce automotive seat covers in Gostivar, Macedonia.

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Textiles for motor racing, aviation and space travel

Cortex Hümbelin has been manufacturing technical textiles for Formula 1 for almost 15 years at its manufacturing sites in Ruppersil and Niederlenz, Switzerland.

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IAC opens new manufacturing facility in Mexico

Automotive interiors supplier International Automotive Components has officially opened its new Arteaga, Mexico, manufacturing operation.

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Hexcel launches site for new carbon fibre plant in France

Hexcel has officially opened the site in Roussillon, France, where it will invest US$250m in the construction of a carbon fibre plant.

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Lightweight textile composite solutions for transport

Initial results of a study on lightweight textile composite solutions for transport applications were presented at last month’s Techtextil by Dr François Boussu of ENSAIT/Gemtex,…

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Sage Automotive acquires Miko

Private equity-backed Sage Automotive Interiors has acquired Miko, which makes suede-like automotive interior fabrics, for an undisclosed amount.

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Magna sells interiors business to Antolin

Magna International, North America’s largest automotive parts maker, has signed an agreement to sell substantially all of its interiors operations, excluding seating, to Spain’s Grupo…

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Faurecia forms joint venture with Dongfeng

France’s Faurecia has agreed to form a joint venture with Dongfeng Motor with the aim of generating annual sales of around €2bn in the medium…

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