3D flat knitting technology for automotive interiors

Polyester yarn manufacturer Trevira and development services company Imat-Uve have introduced new three-dimensional flat knitting technology for automotive interiors.

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Teijin Frontier to acquire J.H. Ziegler

Teijin Frontier, the Japan-based Teijin Group’s fibre and products converting company, is to acquire J.H. Ziegler, a supplier of automotive interior materials in Germany, for €125m. As a result, Ziegler will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Teijin Frontier.

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Volvo to use 25% recycled plastic in new vehicles

Volvo has announced a target of using at least 25% recycled plastic in all new vehicles it produces by 2025.

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Quick and easy aviation carpet refurbishment

Desso Tarkett showcased its latest aviation carpet collection at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2018 in Hamburg, Germany.

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Tesla CEO hints at vegan leather for vehicle interiors

During the electric vehicle maker’s annual shareholder meeting last month, Tesla chief executive officer Elon Musk revealed that the design team is actively working on “veganising” its interiors, and assured attendees that the upcoming Model Y will be leather (and perhaps steering wheel) free.

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Senior management changes at Adient

Automotive seating supplier Adient has appointed Frederick Henderson as interim chief executive officer (CEO) and lead director John Barth as chairman.

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Bicomponent 3D spunbond nonwoven

The three-dimensional nonwovens market is dominated by needlepunched and air-through bonded carding processes using staple fibres.

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Co-operation with vehicle industry drives growth of composites

BMW and SGL, Ford and DowAksa, Hyundai and Hyosung, Mitsubishi and Wethje, Volvo and Benteler-SGL as well as Henkel – are just some of the examples of the close co-operation between major automakers and firms in the composites sector for putting innovative new applications into practice.

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Self-cleaning aircraft seats under development

Recaro Aircraft Seating is reported to be developing a self-cleaning aircraft seat infused with a disinfectant that destroys almost every germ on contact within seconds using a newly developed antibacterial film.

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Andritz needlepunch line starts in Mexico

Andritz has started up a complete neXline needlepunch line for the production of needlepunched velour felts for the automotive market at Autoneum’s plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

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