Category: MobileTex


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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Showcasing the A-Z of car interiors in Stuttgart

Exhibitors at Automotive Interiors Expo Europe, which will be held from 9–11 November at Messe Stuttgart, Germany, represent the A-Z of car interiors, with products...

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Five suppliers rebranded as Teijin Automotive Technologies

Five organisations – Continental Structural Plastics (CSP), Inapal Plásticos, Benet Automotive, CSP Victall and Teijin Automotive Center Europe – have come together under a single...

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Improving outlook for commercial aviation and interiors market

Commercial aviation is on the road to recovery with passenger jet daily flights having recovered to approximately two thirds of 2019’s level, driven primarily by...

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Warp knitted synthetic suede launched at IAA Mobility

Shawmut launched a range of premium automotive interior fabrics at last month’s IAA Mobility conference and automotive show in Munich, Germany.

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Porsche’s vision of the future with natural fibre composites

Launched at last month’s IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, the Mission R concept is Porsche’s latest vision for sustainable, all-electric customer motorsports, including a...

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Designer collaborates on airbag concept collection

US fashion designer Heron Preston has teamed up with Mercedes-Benz to unveil a capsule collection in praise of the airbag by using recycled airbag materials...

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Fresh look for Fabia interior

The latest Škoda Fabia model now has an interior that is more spacious and comes with additional comfort features compared with its predecessor.

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Increased focus on materials for EV and AV interiors

Automotive parts manufacturer Continental has highlighted the increasing use of its interior materials in electric vehicles (EVs) and outlined the ways in which it sees...

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Fabric coverings could reduce weight of electric vehicles

The use of air- and water-tight fabric exteriors instead of metal could reduce the weight of electric vehicles (EVs) by hundreds of kilograms, enabling EV...

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Continental to use recycled PET in tyres from 2022

Conventional polyethylene terephthalate (PET) has long been used as a material in car tyre construction because it retains its shape even under high loads and...

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