Tesca acquires Willy Schmitz

Automotive fabrics and seating components manufacturer Tesca has acquired Willy Schmitz, a supplier of automotive fabrics for an undisclosed sum.

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New Audi A3 offered with sustainable interior concept

Audi is now offering seat upholstery made from recycled materials for the new A3.

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Sustainable non-leather options for luxury brands

Discussing designing for a responsible future at a conference held in Birmingham, UK, in February, Amy Frascella, design director, colour and materials, Land Rover Design, explained that automotive interiors as an extension of personal space is a concept that is challenging convertors of luxury materials, where textiles play a major role.

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Stronger carbon fibre produced three times faster

4M Carbon Fiber has produced a carbon fibre that is said to be 15% stronger than existing fibres, while tripling production output using atmospheric plasma oxidation technology.

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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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