Mercedes commissions original supplier to reproduce 300 SL seat fabric

Mercedes-Benz Classic has arranged for the original supplier of the 1950s Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing’s chequered wool upholstery to re-issue the fabric in the original specification.

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Joint venture to manufacture automotive fabrics in India

Automotive seating specialist Adient and Mumbai-listed Arvind, one of the world’s largest textile manufacturing conglomerates, have announced the formation of Adient Arvind Automotive Fabrics, a joint venture that will develop, manufacture and sell automotive fabrics in India.

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Funding to enlarge and broaden E-Leather’s operations

E-Leather, a UK-based high-tech materials technology specialist that manufactures upholstery and cladding for aircraft interiors, has raised £70m from new and existing investors.

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Autoneum delivers first carpet cleanability analyser measurement system

Automotive component supplier Autoneum has launched Clean-Tuft technology, tufted carpets which the company claims offer high-performance acoustic insulation and water repellency in a lightweight design.

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Toray to acquire TenCate Advanced Composites

Japan’s Toray Industries, the world’s largest maker of carbon fibre composite materials, is to acquire TenCate Advanced Composites from the Netherlands-headquartered Koninklijke Ten Cate group for €930m, as it looks to increase its carbon fibre business.

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Trèves TSC changes name to Tesca

Automotive textiles and seat components supplier Trèves TSC has been renamed Tesca. The group is also opening a new research and development research centre in France and has acquired facilities in the US.

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Lift aircraft seats launch with LOT

The first 737 tourist class seats from commercial aircraft seating manufacturer Lift by EnCore have entered into service with launch customer LOT Polish Airlines. The Polish flag carrier fitted the seats to the first of its six Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

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