Adient and Boeing to explore commercial aircraft seating and interiors

Adient is collaborating with Boeing to explore innovative comfort, efficiency and functional improvements to commercial aircraft seating and interiors.

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Porcher Industries to invest €50m

Porcher Industries, a producer of technical textiles and thermoplastic composite solutions, is to implement a multi-million euro growth and restructuring phase.

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Daiichi Kasei to fully acquire Ultrafabrics

Daiichi Kasei (DKK), a publicly traded company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, has acquired US-based polyurethane fabric producer Ultrafabrics.

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Acquisitions set Lantal on road to expansion

In 2016, Lantal Textiles generated consolidated sales of CHF103.2m, a rise of 6.7% over the previous year.

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The case for using European hemp fibres in automotive applications

In 2016, the cultivation area of industrial hemp in Europe covered more than 33,000 hectares, three times as much as in 2011, according to the HempFlax Group. Hemp areas have grown along with the demand for fibres and seeds.

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Lear to buy Grupo Antolin seating

In a bid to expand overseas sales, Lear has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Grupo Antolin’s automotive seating business for €286m on a cash and debt basis. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2017.

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Jaguar Land Rover recalls vehicles in China for seatbelt check

Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 6,438 vehicles in China for defective seatbelts, according to media reports.

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Digital cutting system for UK auto interiors specialist

UK-based KJ Ryan has purchased a Zünd G3 2XL3200 digital cutting system to speed up production of prototypes and completed designs for the automotive interiors market.

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