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IAC opens new Europe headquarters in Düsseldorf

Global vehicle interiors supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) has opened its new European headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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Aerolia and Sogerma to merge

Aerolia and Sogerma, wholly-owned Airbus Group subsidiaries, are to merge their activities. This project will result in the creation of a multi-specialist equipment manufacturer with a turnover of €1.65bn and 6,100 employees worldwide.

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Takata airbag recall extended to 7.8m vehicles

US safety regulator National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has expanded the number of vehicles in the US that may be affected by recalls for potentially defective Takata airbags that could spray “shrapnel” at occupants from 6.1m to 7.8m.

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Environmentally responsible flame retardants for transportation

Flame retardants (FRs) are an essential element of fire protection, with a global consumption of 2m tonnes/year, according to Isabel De Schrijver of Centexbel, Belgium.

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Hemp-based materials for the automotive industry

Automotive equipment supplier Faurecia has announced the creation of a 50/50 joint venture with Interval, a French agricultural co-operative.

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