Category: MobileTex

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Latex replaced with alternative backcoating process

Autoneum has replaced the latex commonly used in standard backcoatings of its automotive carpets with a thermoplastic adhesive material, which improves recyclability at the end...

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BMW invests in vegan leather producer

BMW i Ventures, the venture capital arm of BMW Group, has invested in Natural Fiber Welding (NFW), a sustainable materials company that produces plastic-free alternatives...

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Irish research project harvesting sustainable carbon fibre

Ground-breaking technology developed at the University of Limerick could produce cheaper and more sustainable carbon fibre, which could lead to cars of the future being...

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Italian project offers new approach to aircraft cabin materials

Three Italian companies have joined forces to rethink commercial aircraft interiors and the passenger experience.

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Collaboration to aid OEM vehicle acoustic design

Considering global megatrends such as electromobility and sustainability, the requirements for the acoustic design of vehicles are becoming even more challenging.

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Silicone technology for intelligent cockpit products

General Silicones reports that automotive component makers are starting to use its Compo-SiL technology.

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Volvo offers non-leather materials in more vehicles

With the trend towards sustainable materials increasing, Volvo is now offering optional non-leather materials in more of its luxury vehicles.

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Safer EV batteries with Kevlar MicroCore

DuPont’s new Kevlar MicroCore is a highly temperature-resistant, superfine fibre material planned for use in battery separators to help address the growing demand for safer,...

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Automotive inroads for Loomia

Loomia Technologies, based in Culver City, California, USA, has partnered with the Global Alliance Automotive to promote the use of soft-circuit technology in the automotive...

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Survey highlights desire for interior hygiene features among car buyers

According to Japan-based Asahi Kasei, the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has changed car users’ perceptions of safety and comfort inside automotive vehicles.

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ELeather material compliant to latest European fire standard

ELeather upholstery material has been certified as compliant with the European EN45545-2:2020 standard by Interscience Fire Laboratory.

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Nanofibre filter media for clean air in the vehicle cabin

For the separation of finest particles Mann+Hummel has been using nanofibre technology for several years in applications for the commercial vehicles sector.

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Michelin approves use of polyester tyre cord recycled from waste PET

France-based tyre producer Michelin has successfully tested and applied a recycling process for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) waste to create a high-tenacity fibre that meets its...

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Textile-based interactive vehicle interior using bio-based materials

Researchers at Germany’s Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences from the fields of chemistry, computer science, industrial design and textile technology have developed an innovative automotive...

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Collaboration leads to new solutions for safer air travel

Three US-based aircraft interior companies have announced a collaboration to improve the safety of air travellers concerned with coronavirus (Covid-19) infection.

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Virtual interiors for Lexus LF-Z battery electric concept car

Lexus has commissioned designers from various fields to create interior designs for its new battery electric concept vehicle, the LF-Z Electrified, including footwear designer Salehe...

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