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Novel flame-retardant transportation fibres featured at Dornbirn congress

Several presentations at September’s Man-Made Fibers Congress in Dornbirn, Austria, highlighted new flame-retardant (FR) fibre developments that indicate recent trends in this area.

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Autoliv makes airbag investment in China

Automotive safety company Autoliv has started the construction of a new facility in China that will manufacture propellant for its airbags in Asian markets. The cost for the new plant is estimated to amount to US$33m, making it the single largest capital expenditure in the company’s history. The propellant plant will be Autoliv’s 12th manufacturing facility in China.

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Fire-blocker for aircraft seating dress covers

At the recent Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas, SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business showcased its co-development efforts with National Nonwovens to create a fire-blocker for all aircraft seating dress covers.

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