Future of bio-based polymers outlined in new report

Germany-based Nova-Institute has published a new market report about trends in the bio-based polymers market.

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Autoneum opens first plant in Hungary

Automotive component supplier Autoneum is expanding its European production capacities and has opened a plant for the manufacture of lightweight components for acoustic and thermal management in Komárom, Hungary.

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Takata whistleblowers receive US$1.13m

US law firm Constantine Cannon has announced that two of its whistleblower clients will receive more than US$1.13m to settle their claims for whistleblower awards for information they provided to the US government in its criminal case against Takata, the now-bankrupt maker of defective airbags.

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Record order from BMW for Faurecia seating business

Faurecia has been awarded a record contract for its seating business by BMW Group. This represents the highest single order intake ever for the France-based company in terms of sales volume.

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E-Leather launches lightweight aviation material

The latest aviation innovation from high-tech materials company E-Leather was revealed at last month’s Aircraft Interiors Expo to a select number of key customers.

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Automotive Interiors Expo 2018 preview

Automotive Interiors Expo 2018, to be held at Messe Stuttgart, Germany, from 5-7 June, offers visitors a complete line-up of exhibits showing the latest vehicle interior technologies and services designed to ensure the highest standards are met in terms of product quality, reliability, durability and safety.

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Ultrafabrics introduces PromessaAV for aviation seating

Ultrafabrics, a producer of intelligent performance fabrics for commercial upholstery seating, launched PromessaAV at the Tapis booth at last month’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany.

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Revolution Fibres triples production capacity

Nanofibre producer Revolution Fibres is tripling production to meet increased international demand from a range of industries including Formula One.

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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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