Supreme Nonwovens acquires Adient’s interior trim and NVH components business

Supreme Nonwovens Group, one of India’s largest and most diversified nonwovens groups, has through its majority-owned Thai subsidiary Supreme Feltol Thailand acquired the automotive interior trims and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) components business of Futuris Automotive, a subsidiary of US-based Adient.

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Adient sells Recaro Seating to investment firm

Automotive seating supplier Adient has sold its Recaro Automotive Seating business to Raven Acquisitions, a Detroit, Michigan, USA-based, privately owned investment corporation in a transaction effective on 1 January.

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Ideal Automotive acquires Concorde Group

Concorde Group has been sold to Ideal Automotive, a German company that has more than 50 years’ experience in the market and international presence in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, China and Mexico.

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European trade shows postponed

Two major trade shows with relevance to the transport textiles industry have been postponed owing to concerns over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Both events were due to take place in March/April 2020.

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Sustainable materials used in future Polestar interiors

Electric sportscar brand Polestar, which is jointly owned by Volvo and its parent company Geely, has announced it will make future models with sustainable materials.

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Bio-based resins for natural fibre composite daysailer

Sicomin has supplied bio-based resins for the Greenboats Flax 27, an 8.2-metre classically styled daysailer designed by naval architects Judel/Vrolijk & Co, and made from natural fibre composites.

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Biodegradable seat covers in concept car

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has partnered with a Switzerland-based automotive think-tank to introduce highly sustainable fibres for automotive interiors in Rinspeed’s latest concept vehicle called MicroSnap.

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Hexcel to merge with Woodward

Composites producer Hexcel is to merge with Woodward, a manufacturer of control systems and components for aircraft engines headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.

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Antolin Interiors to close UK factory

Automotive parts producer Antolin Interiors UK has announced it will close its factory at Hartlip, near Sittingbourne, Kent, UK, which could lead to the loss of 300 jobs.

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Adient to sell 30% YFAI stake to Yanfeng

Automotive seating supplier Adient is to sell its 30% stake in Yanfeng Global Automotive Interior Systems (YFAI) to Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems for US$379m.

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