Honda develops stain-repellent seat fabric

Honda’s research and development department has revealed details of a process for a new seat fabric that is formulated to repel most everyday stains, particularly from food and drink, in an effort to improve long-term occupant comfort.

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Adient modifies Yanfeng JV deal

Automotive seating supplier Adient has amended its previously announced agreement with Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems to make certain changes to their existing joint venture relationships.

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Automotive interior to become the new exterior

A new survey by Asahi Kasei Europe shows an increasing need towards functional premium surfaces in the automotive industry.

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Autoneum launches sustainability label

Automotive supplier Autoneum has launched a new sustainability label in the field of vehicle acoustic and thermal management.

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The outlook for aircraft interiors

As the aviation industry prepares for a return to air travel, the outlook for interiors specification programmes and reconfiguration projects remains uncertain.

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Polyurethane synthetics with low environmental impact

Polymer producer Covestro has developed its water-based Insqin technology to create a sustainable, efficient and permanent polyurethane coating for textiles and to produce high-quality synthetic materials, especially for car interiors.

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Curved carbon fibre rear bumper beam for Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Pultrusion specialist Thomas Technik & Innovation (TTI) has collaborated with Shape, a US-based Tier 1 supplier of metallic body structure components, plastic parts and bumper systems, to develop a curved carbon fibre rear bumper beam for the latest Chevrolet Corvette Stingray sports car.

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Reduced-weight modular aircraft carpet tiles

The weight of the latest generation of Sky-Tiles by Interface aircraft carpet has been reduced by around 12%. Marketed by SkyPaxxx Interior Repairs, the flooring is 100% recyclable.

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Finishing process for improved interior hygiene in shared vehicles

A novel finishing process has been developed by Mica NanoTech, a spin-out from the University of Limerick, Ireland, for improved interior hygiene in future vehicle-sharing concepts.

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3D coating technology for interior textile surfaces

An additive manufacturing technology for textile surface finishing is now being offered for automotive textile interior applications.

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