Category: MobileTex


High-tech fibres for cars and aircraft

Manufacturers of cars and aircraft are committed to the use of fibre reinforced plastics.

Read full post

Future demands in innovative automobile and aircraft seating

Future demands in automotive and aircraft seating, smart and lightweight textiles, and the benefits and costs of using lightweight materials were the main themes of...

Read full post

TRW unveils seatbelt concept at Geneva Motor Show

TRW Automotive Holdings revealed a new seatbelt concept in collaboration with Rinspeed at last month’s Geneva Motor Show.

Read full post

Johnson Controls expands interiors facility in South Africa

Johnson Controls has announced the expansion of its interiors plant in East London, South Africa.

Read full post

Lantal launches 100% polyamide carpet for aircraft

Lantal Textiles’ aircraft floorcoverings portfolio has been extended with a 100% polyamide (nylon) carpet called Polyamide Basic.

Read full post

Solar and thermal energy harvesting textile composites

Energy harvesting devices in the form of fibres could soon be woven into lightweight, strong textiles for integration with structural composites, reports the Air Force...

Read full post

Autoneum to start production in the growing Russian market

From autumn 2013, Autoneum will be producing acoustic and thermal management components for the growing Russian automobile market in Ryazan, about 200 km south-east of...

Read full post

Reducing transport weight without compromise

The recent Transportation Weight Loss Diet conference held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, brought together designers, engineers, programme leaders and heads of industry from the global...

Read full post

Top interior development trends at NAIAS

Design experts at automotive seating supplier Johnson Controls say the focus on providing drivers and passengers with a luxury experience is an emerging trend, especially...

Read full post

Autoliv supplies ‘belt bag’ to Mercedes S-class

Autoliv is expanding its safety system offering for passengers in the rear seats with the Bag-in-belt.

Read full post

Prospects for composites in automobile manufacturing

At the recent 6th Aachen-Dresden Textile Conference held in Dresden, Germany, Heinrich Timm of Audi summarised the prospects for composites in automobile manufacturing.

Read full post

Prototype with permanent built-in self-cleaning effect

TWD Fibres has developed a super-hydrophobic filament yarn with a permanent built-in self-cleaning effect that could have application in automotive interior textiles.

Read full post

Teijin JV begins full-scale production of airbag fabrics in China

Teijin Frontier, the Teijin Group’s fibre product converting company, has started full-scale production at NI Teijin Airbag Fabric (Nantong), a joint venture (JV) engaged in...

Read full post

Easily cleanable and wearable textile seat covers and carpets

The Technology & Design Forum of the Railway & Mass Transit Interiors Technology & Design Expo 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, provided a three-day conference...

Read full post

Global cabin interior revenue expected to double by 2020

At the recent Smart Aircraft Cabin Interiors Conference in Hamburg, Germany, organised by IQPC, lightweight and green solutions to reduce the carbon dioxide footprint and...

Read full post

Lightweight, sound-absorbing polyester used in Mitsubishi Outlander

Teijin has announced that its V-Lap lightweight, sound-absorbing polyester material has been selected for use in the floor carpet of the new Mitsubishi Outlander, a...

Read full post