Freudenberg starts up new headliner production line in China

A new production line for car headliners has come into operation at the Suzhou, eastern China, plant of Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens, a joint venture between Japan Vilene and Freudenberg Performance Materials, the technical textiles specialist of the Freudenberg Group.

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Thomas Cook introduces beds in economy class

UK-based leisure carrier Thomas Cook Airlines is introducing the Sleeper Seat, a flat-bed option for economy class.

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Marine reinforcement fabric launched

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has launched a new option from its HighFlow range of reinforcement fabrics for the marine market.

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Williams to revolutionise aircraft interiors using F1 technology

Williams Advanced Engineering, the Formula One racing team’s technology and engineering services business, is collaborating with JPA Design to revolutionise future aircraft interiors through the application of F1-derived technology and world-class cabin design.

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Innovative nonwovens from recycled waste

France-based Laroche, a manufacturer of textile recycling, airlay web-forming and bast fibre processing equipment, is developing collaborative solutions to turn post-consumer products, such as clothing, carpets, car seats, airbags and mattresses, into usable fibres.

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App-controlled seating concept for Airbus

Benjamin Hubert, founder and creative director of the UK-based design firm Layer, has conceptualised an economy-class seating prototype for Airbus driven by smart textiles.

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Skoda concept car features vegan interior materials

At the Paris Motor Show 2018, the interior of Skoda’s new sporty RS models featured sustainably produced vegan materials, including Piñatex, Alcantara and recycled polyester.

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ITG changes name to Elevate Textiles

International Textile Group (ITG), which includes airbag fabric and technical textiles manufacturer Safety Components, has announced a name change to Elevate Textiles.

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Nonwoven seating for marine environments

Sunbrella is introducing its first nonwoven marine seating fabric: Sunbrella Horizon, which offers a luxurious soft hand designed to resist bacterial staining, cold-cracking, excess stretching and fading.

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