Archive: 2016


Key Safety Systems plans expansion in Japan

Regardless of whether or not it is successful in being selected for taking over troubled Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata, Key Safety Systems (KSS) is aiming…

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Explosion-resistant textiles for aviation safety

Thirteen EU research institutes are developing explosion-resistant textiles for aviation safety, in a project co-ordinated by D’Appolonia of Italy and motivated by the PanAm explosion…

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New production line for Ultra-Silent

Autoneum has brought into operation its third production line for manufacturing the semi-finished material of Ultra-Silent at its German production location in Gundernhausen, Hesse.

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Demand for airbag yarns increasing

According to estimates from Business Wire, the demand for airbags will increase by 5% annually over the next five years.

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Global train seat materials market projected to reach US$2.54bn by 2024

Global rolling stock investment is projected to rise from US$62. 2bn in 2016 to US$75.

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Sigmatex launches recycled composite material

Sigmatex has developed a new carbon fibre composite material within its SigmaRF product range.

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Sage Automotive Interiors acquires Apollo

Sage Automotive Interiors has acquired the automotive manufacturing assets of Italy-based Apollo with the aim of expanding capacity and capability for automotive interior products to…

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Lear opens innovation centre in Detroit

Automotive seating supplier Lear has opened its new Innovation Center in Detroit. Michigan, USA.

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Using finer airbag yarns to save space

Asahi Kasei of Japan is developing airbags using finer yarns to save space, according to Yusuke Sato of the company’s Leona Filament Division.

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Bio-based fibres for ultra-high performance tyres

Rayon is still the material of choice for ultra-high performance tyres and is the only bio-based fibre used in such end-uses on a large scale.

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