Archive: 2019


Recycled fabric for new Renault subcompact vehicle

Renault has co-developed a fabric made from 100% recycled materials for the new Zoé.

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Quiet and clean mobility solutions

Porcher Industries showcased its range of high-performance thermal and acoustical insulation products at last month’s Annual Automotive Exhaust Systems Summit held in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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Ford developing 3D knitted car seat covers

Automotive giant Ford Motor is introducing new cutting-edge technology to produce seamless seat covers using three-dimensional or flat knitting technology.

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Infrared helps fit carpets in classic cars

A fast response, medium-wave infrared system from Heraeus Noblelight is helping in the creation of tailor-made carpets for refurbished classic cars at the Worcestershire, UK,…

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Reducing powertrain noise with lightweight PET textile

A lightweight textile made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fibres that can both insulate and absorb sound waves has been developed by Autoneum for use in…

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Aircraft Interiors Expo North America cancelled

Reed Exhibitions has announced that Aircraft Interiors Expo North America will not run in 2020.

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Malaysian plans for first textile manufacturing hub

Malaysia is considering establishing the country’s first textile manufacturing hub as part of efforts to revive the industry.

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China textile group launched to bolster Cambodian clothing sector

A new association has been launched to boost Cambodia’s clothing sector, a key engine of economic growth in the country.

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Indonesian Chamber of Commerce suggests import selectivity

A focus group of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (KADIN) has requested the government to continue the policy of protecting the local industry in light…

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Philippines to steer apparel sector away from fast fashion

The Philippines government’s plan to revive the clothing industry will take producers away from fast fashion, where the country’s costs are uncompetitive, and into higher…

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Toyoda Gosei to build new airbag factory in Vietnam

Japanese automotive parts maker Toyoda Gosei is to invest an additional ¥1. 8bn (US$16.

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TAF starts up new line of ‘next-generation’ acrylic fibres

Thai Acrylic Fibre, part of the US$41bn Aditya Birla Group, has started production on its new acrylic fibre line, increasing annual capacity to 130,000 tonnes.

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Siberian hosiery manufacturer to resume production

Cheboksary Hosiery and Knitwear Factory was due to resume production activities in November after a long pause owing to financial problems.

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New Armenian sewing factory for global clothing brands

A new sewing factory that will produce clothing for global fashion brands has been commissioned in the Armenian capital Erevan: Sartex will specialise in the…

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Programme launched to revive Romanian textile, clothing, leather and footwear industry

Romania is among six EU countries where the European Commission is launching the Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills project to boost the textile, clothing,…

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Bulgarian sock producer launches energy efficiency project

Ruse-based sock producer Delta Textile Bulgaria is to build a photovoltaic power plant for its own needs with the help of CEZ ESCO, part of…

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