Toray Industries to acquire Sweden-based airbag cushion maker

Toray Industries has concluded an agreement to purchase Alva Sweden, a manufacturer of cushions for automotive airbag systems in Europe since 1997, and its two subsidiaries, Alva Confecções in Sintra, Portugal, and Alva Tunisia in Ariana, Tunisia.

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Freudenberg makes offer for Low & Bonar

Freudenberg has made an offer to acquire 100% of the shares in Low & Bonar, a UK-based manufacturer of technical textiles.

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Hyundai develops new front centre airbag

Hyundai Motor Group has developed a new centre side airbag that works to separate the space between driver and passenger.

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Yanfeng further develops smart interiors

German development teams of Shanghai, China-headquartered automotive interiors giant Yanfeng have partnered with sensor supplier IEE, based in Luxembourg, on Active Space – an integrated technology vision for an interactive interior envisaged for autonomous level 5 vehicles.

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New polyimide fibre launched

Evonik has developed a new generation of polyimide fibres. The new product, under the P84 HT brand, is distinguished by improved mechanical stability and flexibility at continuously high operating temperatures.

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IAC to expand UK headliner facility

International Automotive Components (IAC Group) is to expand its headliner manufacturing facility in Elmdon, near Birmingham, UK.

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Coated fabric for marine applications

Hydrofend, a solution-dyed polyester designed to balance high water resistance with breathability, is now available from Trivantage, a brand of Glen Raven.

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Airbus supply contract extended

SGL Carbon and German aerospace company Elbe Flugzeugwerke have extended their contract to supply prepregs for use in the Airbus A350 cabin’s floor panels to the end of 2020.

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Honda launches new passenger front airbag technology

Honda has announced the development of a new passenger front airbag technology that it says is designed to better protect occupants in a wide range of frontal collision scenarios, including angled crashes between vehicles or a vehicle and another object.

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