Archive: 2015


Optimistic forecast for aircraft seating demand

At the Passenger Experience Conference held ahead of last month’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, Gary Weissel of Tronos Aviation Consulting presented an optimistic…

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Global bus demand to reach 664,000 units in 2018

  Global demand for buses is projected to grow more than 5% per annum to 664,000 units in 2018, twice as fast as the 2008-2013 rate…

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Freudenberg invests in headliner production line in China

Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens is investing in a new state-of-the-art production line for automotive headliners at its Suzhou facility in eastern China.

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Ink stain protection for aircraft interiors

Interiors supplier Tapis now offers the latest development of its Ultraleather technology: an enhanced ink and stain protection for aircraft seating applications.

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Suede-like fabrics to replace leather seat covers

Organised by IQPC, the 10th Innovative Seating Conference took place in Düsseldorf, Germany, at the end of February, with 120 participants.

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Techtextil to highlight the car interiors of the future

According to Commerzbank, the automotive market is the most important consumer of technical textiles, which are ensuring that cars are becoming increasingly lighter.

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Sigmatex continues to invest in manufacturing

Sigmatex, a manufacturer of carbon composite textiles, has begun expansion work at its Runcorn, UK, manufacturing facility.

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Car seat of the future presented at FUTEX

An innovative car seat was presented by TITV Greiz at the FUTEX Convention held in Marcq-en-Baroeul and Tourcoing, France, in January, where the main topic…

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Lear’s management considering split proposal

Lear Corporation has responded to a letter from investor Marcato Capital Management in which, according to media reports, the financier suggests the supplier be split…

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Lightweight solutions for automakers using composites proven in aerospace

Aerospace composite supplier Albany Engineered Composites and automotive engineering and consulting company Ricardo have entered into a collaborative partnership to provide composite body, chassis and…

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