Archive: 2015


Budii concept redefines human-machine interaction

The vision of autonomous driving will soon become reality and will fundamentally change the interaction of man and automobiles, according to Rinspeed.

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Porous ducts reduce the noise of air conditioning

Wecosta has developed a new textile-based porous duct for automotive air conditioning.

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China’s airbag fabric market set to expand

Affected by technology, certification and supply chain relationship, there are higher barriers to entry for new manufacturers of airbag fabric, according to Global and China…

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Johnson Controls unveils new seating concept

Johnson Controls unveiled its SD15 seating demonstrator vehicle that features ink jet printing fabric technology at last month’s 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)…

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Starr Aircraft doubles throughput with advanced cutting technologies

Starr Aircraft has chosen Lectra’s latest automated cutting technology and expertise to boost its production capabilities.

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Recycled carbon fibre nonwoven with superior strength

Lydall Performance Materials has introduced a new recycled carbon fibre nonwoven product platform called Panther.

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Lighter planes are the future, say UK universities

A global fleet of composite planes could reduce carbon emissions by up to 15%, but the lighter planes alone will not enable the aviation industry…

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Advanced rear seat airbag safety technologies highlighted

At Airbag 2014 held last month in Karlsruhe, Germany, TRW Automotive outlined how a combination of advanced restraint systems can help to address the protection…

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IAC expands manufacturing centre in Alabama

Automotive interior components supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) has opened its newly expanded manufacturing operation in Anniston, Alabama, USA.

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Indorama to acquire Performance Fibers in China

Bangkok, Thailand-based Indorama Ventures (IVL) has reached a definitive agreement to acquire automotive fibres producer, Performance Fibers Asia, including all its Asian manufacturing operations and…

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