Archive: February 2020


Biodegradable seat covers in concept car

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has partnered with a Switzerland-based automotive think-tank to introduce highly sustainable fibres for automotive interiors in Rinspeed’s latest concept vehicle...

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Hexcel to merge with Woodward

Composites producer Hexcel is to merge with Woodward, a manufacturer of control systems and components for aircraft engines headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.

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Antolin Interiors to close UK factory

Automotive parts producer Antolin Interiors UK has announced it will close its factory at Hartlip, near Sittingbourne, Kent, UK, which could lead to the loss...

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Adient to sell 30% YFAI stake to Yanfeng

Automotive seating supplier Adient is to sell its 30% stake in Yanfeng Global Automotive Interior Systems (YFAI) to Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems for US$379m.

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Insulation solutions for electric vehicles

With the removal of engine noise in electric vehicles (EVs), other noise sources become more apparent and require acoustic insulation treatment.

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Conference on future of automotive interiors

A conference on the future of automotive interiors will be held during the Automotive Interiors Expo Europe from 16-18 June in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Myanmar clothing exports on track to meet 10-year target

Myanmar is on track to meet its target of achieving textile exports worth US$10bn by 2024, according to the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers’ Association.

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Apparel buyers urge Cambodian government to address key issues

Some of the biggest buyers in Cambodia’s clothing sector have urged Prime Minister Hun Sen to address issues faced by unions and workers.

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Additional US cotton imports from Indonesian trade mission

Cotton Council International (CCI), the export promotion arm of the National Cotton Council of America, has announced that Indonesian textile mills are set to purchase...

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Lindex launches water project for Myanmar clothing workers

Swedish fashion retailer Lindex has launched a joint project in Myanmar to increase access to clean drinking water and sanitation in communities where textile workers...

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Japanese aid for Philippine silk industry

The Japanese government has given PHP24m (US$475,000) towards a project to develop model sericulture farmers aimed at increasing the production of cocoons and high-quality raw...

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New fabric factory to reduce reliance on Vietnam's imports

Viet Tien Garment has partnered up with Luen Thai and Newtech to establish the Viet Thai Tech fabric factory, which is expected to supply fabric...

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Russian clothing market posts decline

The Russian clothing market posted a decline in 2019 after several years of steady growth.

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Polish nonwovens firm starts up new spunlace line

Polish nonwovens producer Novita has started up a new Andritz neXline eXcelle spunlace line at its plant in Zielona Góra.

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Belarusian textile manufacturer to start making wool fabric

Belarusian textile manufacturer Kamvol is to set up a division to make wool fabric.

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Bulgarian football star launches own clothing brand

Former Manchester United and Bulgarian footballer Dimitar Berbatov has started his own fashion line featuring limited collections designed by him.

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