Archive: 2021

2021.12.13 AKXY POD 01

AKXY POD’s international debut at CES

At the CES 2022 technology industry trade show, being held from 5–8 January in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Asahi Kasei will show its prototype vehicle...

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BIG Yarns to enter automotive PET market

Beaulieu International Group Yarns is to make a significant investment toward becoming a producer of polyethylene terephthalate yarns for the automotive industry.

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Alcantara wins court battle against misleading advertising claims

In a dispute between two producers of luxurious, suede-like automotive trim materials, the maker of Alcantara has claimed victory in an Italian court against competitor...

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Fabric and moquettes losing passenger experience vote

Public transport passengers are more aware than ever of fabric seating upholstery’s retentive properties of dirt, dust and potential bacteria and pathogens, says engineered leather producer...

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Headliner substrate made from plastic waste and used tyres

Tier 1 automotive supplier Grupo Antolin has developed what it claims to be the first car headliner substrate produced by thermoforming a polyurethane foam with...

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Hyundai's Seven concept offers family living space

South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai recently unveiled its Seven autonomous vehicle concept that incorporates a range of features intended to improve both sustainability and occupant safety...

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Concept Recharge visualises path towards sustainable mobility

Labelled a manifesto for Volvo Cars’ future, the Swedish car maker’s pure electric Concept Recharge has given a vision into its future design language and...

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Sustainable alternative to foam with high acoustic performance

The acoustic performance of components for the vehicle interior, such as inner dashes or carpets, depends on the noise-reducing quality as well as the geometrical...

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Fine dust particle filters trialled on delivery vans

A new application for nonwoven fabrics has recently been pioneered by Germany’s Mann+Hummel as the basis for fine dust particle filters for vehicles, which are...

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FibreCoat closes first financing round

FibreCoat, a composite materials spin-off from the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, has closed a US$3m Series A round of...

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