Archive: October 2021


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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Natural solution for fabric fire safety problem

The UK’s University of Huddersfield has collaborated with textile producer Camira Fabrics, which supplies high-end interior fabrics for a number of industries including public transport,...

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Bio-composites could transform aircraft design

To bring advanced aerospace concepts to life, future materials must be more durable, lightweight and cost-effective than ever before.

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Threats and opportunities for automotive nonwovens

Nonwovens have expanded rapidly in the automotive sector over the past two decades as automakers and their component suppliers have looked to decrease costs by...

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Hemp fibre composites incorporated into electric racing car bodywork

Bercella and Romeo Ferraris have worked together to develop hemp fibre bodywork for the latest version of Romeo Ferraris’ Giulia PURE ETCR electric racing car.

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Enhanced FiltEV portfolio for electric vehicles

Ahlstrom-Munksjö, the Helsinki, Finland-headquartered manufacturer of fibre-based products, has enhanced its FiltEV portfolio, delivering additional filtration media solutions for cabin air and transmission filtration.

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Making air travel more sustainable

The Passenger Experience Conference at September’s Aircraft Interiors Expo Virtual event brought together a number of experts to discuss how the industry can harness new...

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Škoda develops sustainable raw material for interior trim

In collaboration with the Technical University of Liberec, Škoda Auto’s technical development department has developed a sustainable raw material that could be used in the...

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Volvo Cars to go leather-free on all electric models

Swedish vehicle maker Volvo has announced that all of its new, fully electric models will feature entirely leather-free interiors, starting with the new C40 Recharge.

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