Category: MobileTex

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From old pants to new car seats

Imat-uve is working with a German-Dutch project consortium on an industrial solution for the mechanical recycling of used clothing made from mixed fibres, with the...

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The outlook for aircraft interiors – looking to 2021

Airlines are slowly returning to flying, but they and their interiors supply chain partners continue to tackle unprecedented challenges as governments around the world impose...

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Measurement system for vehicle acoustics

Switzerland-based Autoneum, a supplier of vehicle insulation and acoustic solutions, has launched a new tool to measure the acoustic insulation and transmission loss of components...

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Gulf Air installs Recaro economy-class seats on A321neo

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, is deploying CL3710 economy-class seats from Recaro Aircraft Seating on its new A321neoLR aircraft, the first of 29...

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Flax fibres composite in body panels of delivery vehicle

Swedish start-up Volta Trucks is developing an electric vehicle (EV) designed for inner-city freight deliveries.

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Automotive Interiors Expo events postponed

The 2020 edition of Automotive Interiors Expo, which was due to be held in Stuttgart, Germany, on 10–12 November, has been cancelled.

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How mobility trends will affect the automotive interior

Future vehicles will have more connected mobility with a premium interior, according to Stahl, a supplier of chemistry for coatings, processing and treatments of various...

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Natural fibres used in F1 racing seat

Woking, UK-based McLaren has developed a natural fibre racing seat, which is considered to be the first Formula One car part to be made of...

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Integrated, intuitive heating and cooling solution for seating

Automotive seating technology supplier Lear has introduced INTU Thermal Comfort with ClimateSense technology, developed in collaboration with Gentherm, a developer of thermal management technologies.

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Etihad introduces snood-style face mask for premium guests

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has launched new protective wear for first and business class customers.

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Borgstena invests in flat knitting for 3D mesh concepts

Automotive textiles supplier Borgstena is adding flat knitting to its range of textile technology solutions with the installation of the first Stoll ADF machines at...

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Fabric reduces microbial threats on touch surfaces

A fabric containing copper ions that claims to reduce microbial threats on touch within 30 minutes has been launched by Inner Mettle.

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Plantain fibres could help build stronger and lighter cars

Automakers have been using natural fibres for certain automotive parts for decades, including incorporating hemp, sisal and wood into materials for insulation, interior panelling and...

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Long-lasting surface coating for public spaces proven to kill COVID-19

A new durable antiviral surface treatment is claimed to be proven to last for months on public space surfaces while effectively killing the coronavirus (COVID-19)...

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UTT installs finishing line for airbag fabrics

Technical fabric manufacturer UTT, a subsidiary of Thailand-based chemical group Indorama Ventures, has installed a new textile finishing line for airbag fabrics.

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Sustainable waste-wood cabin fabric option

John Horsfall, a UK-based textile manufacturer whose products are used on aircraft worldwide, has developed a new sustainable fabric to replace traditional polypropylene nonwovens used...

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