Category: MobileTex


Sage Automotive Interiors to expand in South Carolina

US-based Sage Automotive Interiors is expanding its Sharon Plant in Abbeville County, South Carolina, with a US$10m investment that will create 95 new jobs.

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Increasing flax fibre adoption in marine

The adoption of composite parts based on flax fibres by the marine industry continues to grow, with major original equipment manufacturers as well as smaller...

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Emirates to launch limited edition collection of luggage and accessories

Dubai-based carrier Emirates is to launch a unique capsule collection of luggage, bags and accessories – all fashioned from upcycled materials from retrofitted aircraft.

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Alcantara marks 14th consecutive year of carbon neutrality

Alcantara, a manufacturer of a luxury microfibre fabric alternative to leather, has achieved carbon neutrality for the 14th year in a row, according to its...

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Natural fibre composite decorative parts

Vernicolor of Meudon, Paris, France, has produced back-injected decorative parts for automotive interiors with Bcomp’s technical ampliTex-PP fabrics.

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Digital print technology featured on electric bus

Made for inner-city transportation, the Quantron Cizaris 12 EV, is ultra-quiet, reliable and emits zero carbon dioxide while in operation, and has a range of...

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Asahi Kasei invests in US materials start-up

Asahi Kasei is to invest in US-based start-up Natural Fiber Welding, a producer of a non-petroleum-based leather alternative for automotive interiors.

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New EV concepts focus on sustainable materials

Kia has continued to expand its range of electric vehicles, and, at its annual Kia EV Day, it unveiled three new small- to medium-sized EVs:...

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Range of recyclable vehicle seating material unveiled

Magna has introduced a range of vehicle seating material that is claimed to eliminate the disposal of seating foam pads and trim covers in landfills...

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ECO range extended for sustainable automotive carpet backings

Freudenberg Performance Materials is extending its recently introduced ECO range of sustainable nonwoven carpet backings in Europe, which can be used for automotive mats.

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Collaboration to support net zero in aviation

PriestmanGoode and Swiss textile solutions provider Lantal have entered into a collaboration to reduce waste in the manufacture of aircraft materials.

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Low-CO2 vehicle components made from fibre-reinforced biopolymers

As part of the Cooperate project, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF are working with industry and research partners...

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Supercar lightweighted using coloured carbon fibre

British car manufacturer Briggs Automotive Company, based in Liverpool, UK, has created a Hypetex coloured carbon fibre version of its Mono R vehicle, reducing the...

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Toray and Honda to validate chemical PA 6 recycling for auto applications

Toray Industries has signed an agreement with Honda Motor to jointly develop a chemical recycling technology for glass fibre reinforced polyamide 6 parts recovered from...

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Robotic driving seat helps improve safety of automated vehicles

A newly developed robotic driving seat was showcased at last month’s British Science Festival by researchers at the UK’s University College London, as part of...

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E-textiles for Atlantic crossing gas balloon

US woven fabric and tape producer Bally Ribbon Mills has supplied its E-Webbings e-textiles to Best Aviation Services, the balloon manufacturing and repair company developing...

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