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 one of its manufacturing facilities in Portugal.

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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 internal engine covers for luxury vehicles.

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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) pathogen upon contact.

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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 in aircraft cabins, as well as in coaches and trains.

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Green PU foams for headliners

Grupo Antolin has developed a new generation of a plant-based polyurethane foam system that can be integrated into headliner substrates.

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Italian start-up patents 100% carbon fibre fabric

A process for producing a 100% carbon fibre fabric has been developed by Italian start-up AB TechLab after seven years of research by co-founder Alessandro Bergamini, who has patented the technology.

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