Archive: April 2023


Paris metro and tram seats transformed into footwear

A French company is selling slippers made from leftover fabric used to renovate the Paris public transport network, featuring the unmistakable patterns, and inspired by...

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Customisable aircraft carpet range launched

A new range of customisable aircraft aisle carpets has been launched by Calhoun, Georgia, USA-based carpet and rug manufacturer Delos.

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DART to replace 34,000 fabric seats with vinyl

Dallas Area Rapid Transit in Dallas, Texas, USA, is replacing 34,000 fabric seat cushions with new vinyl ones across its bus fleet.

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Porsche ‘911 in fabrics’ art exhibit

German carmaker Porsche is celebrating its artistic side by highlighting the “911 in fabrics” exhibition by Brazilian 3D artist Thiago Tallman, now based in Barcelona,...

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E-textiles in the automotive industry

The global automotive market is estimated to soar to almost US$3trn over the next year, according to Statista, but what is continuing – and what...

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Porcher Industries in partnership with flax fibre producer

Porcher Industries, a manufacturer of technical textiles and high-performance thermoplastic composites, has strengthened its partnership with Terre de Lin, a flax fibre producer based in...

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Hybridtextil Cellun DITF x1000

Fibre composite from biopolymers

Together with CG TEC, Cordenka, ElringKlinger, Fiber Engineering and Technikum Laubholz, the Deutsche Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung Denkendorf (DITF) is developing a new fibre...

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ALUULA Recycled Panel Photo by Jay Wallace for ALUULA x1000

Recycling processes for high-performance composite materials

Advanced materials technology firm Aluula Composites is collaborating with the University of British Columbia to develop recycling applications for Aluula’s high-performance ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene-based composite materials.

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‘Wild’ design directions for aviation leather

Muirhead, a supplier of leather to airlines and seat manufacturers, has announced its latest design directions for aviation leather.

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‘LED shadow illumination’ for vehicle interiors

Japanese Tier 1 automotive supplier Toyoda Gosei has developed a light-emitting diode lamp unit that projects patterns onto vehicle fabrics and interior panels using shadow.

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