According to Commerzbank, the automotive market is the most important consumer of technical textiles, which are ensuring that cars are becoming increasingly lighter. Around 23 kg of fibre-based material is currently used in a new car; this is forecast to rise soon to 30-35 kg.
Many design engineers, designers and purchasers will undoubtedly visit the Techtextil trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, from 4-7 May, where more than 600 exhibitors show their products in transport technology applications, including frame-and-body construction, car interiors and safety equipment for vehicles.
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