Toyota Boshoku forms vehicle interior components production base in China

Toyota Boshoku’s Chinese regional management hub Toyota Boshoku (China) and Guangzhou Automobile Group Component (GACC) will jointly establish a new vehicle interior components production company, Heyuan Toyota Boshoku Automotive Parts, in Heyuan city, Guangdong province, China.

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Comfort and number of seats most important to drivers and passengers

Consumers are more interested in the number of seats in their vehicle and how comfortable those seats are rather than how they are configured. This was one of the findings from the recently completed research study from automotive seating supplier Johnson Controls.

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Extex launches photo-luminescent superyacht fabric

Extex has launched Solar, a luxurious luminescent fabric designed and manufactured in the UK to dress superyacht decks.

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Desso carpet in first Boeing 787 Dreamliners for European market

European carpet manufacturer Desso has equipped the cabins of the first four of in total eight Boeing 787 Dreamliners with a specially developed 100% wool Wilton woven carpet.

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Techtextil highlights innovations in the growing Mobiltech sector

Last month, the biennial Techtextil trade fair in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, attracted 1,322 exhibitors from 48 countries, a 10% increase over the previous event in 2011, while the number of visitors at 27,500 from 97 countries also amounted to a 10% increase.

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Collision protection and self-healing structures

While some people enthuse about the “steel of the 21st century”, others warn against expecting too much from the use of carbon fibre materials in large-scale motor vehicle production for reasons of technology and cost.

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Sustainability and functionalisation discussed at IFATCC congress

At the 23rd triennial congress of the International Federation of Associations of Textile Chemists and Colourists (IFATCC), held in Budapest, Hungary, the main topic was the development of textile chemical processes targeted towards environmentally and consumer friendly technologies.

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VIAM Manufacturing to expand production facility

VIAM Manufacturing’s facility in Manchester, Tennessee, USA, plans to add 75 new jobs and expand by 3,400 m2.

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Desso designs sustainable carpets for KLM Business Class

Desso has designed a special carpet for KLM for its newly refurbished World Business Class. The carpet was developed in partnership with the design studio of Dutch designer Hella Jongerius. From July, the carpet will be installed on board the aircraft, starting with the 22 Boeing 747s.

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Japanese car makers recall 3.4m vehicles for Takata airbag flaw

Four Japanese automakers, including Toyota and Nissan, are recalling 3.4m vehicles sold worldwide because airbags supplied by Takata are at risk of catching fire or injuring passengers.

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