Freudenberg acquires Slovenian nonwovens producer

Global technology group Freudenberg is to acquire a producer of needlepunch nonwovens and laminated materials with a focus on the automotive and construction industry.

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First Dornbirn fibre conference announced for Asia

The Austrian Fibers Institute in co-operation with the Korean Textile Federation and the Dyetec Institute have announced they will organise the first Dornbirn Global Fiber Conference for the Asian market.

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Recycled fabric for new Renault subcompact vehicle

Renault has co-developed a fabric made from 100% recycled materials for the new Zoé.

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Quiet and clean mobility solutions

Porcher Industries showcased its range of high-performance thermal and acoustical insulation products at last month’s Annual Automotive Exhaust Systems Summit held in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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Ford developing 3D knitted car seat covers

Automotive giant Ford Motor is introducing new cutting-edge technology to produce seamless seat covers using three-dimensional or flat knitting technology.

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Infrared helps fit carpets in classic cars

A fast response, medium-wave infrared system from Heraeus Noblelight is helping in the creation of tailor-made carpets for refurbished classic cars at the Worcestershire, UK, workshop of Custom Car Carpets.

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Reducing powertrain noise with lightweight PET textile

A lightweight textile made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fibres that can both insulate and absorb sound waves has been developed by Autoneum for use in automotive engine bays.

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Aircraft Interiors Expo North America cancelled

Reed Exhibitions has announced that Aircraft Interiors Expo North America will not run in 2020.

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Fabric designed for new London underground line

UK-based transport textiles producer Camira Fabrics is to weave the moquette seat upholstery for the trains on the latest underground line in London.

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Premium concept for car interiors showcased

Autonomous vehicles, electric cars and car sharing will soon fully redefine the use of a vehicle: the car will become a multifunctional, mobile living and working space, according to Covestro, a producer of speciality chemicals for heat insulation foams and transparent polycarbonate plastics.

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