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Faurecia plans to double sales in China by 2018

French automotive supplier Faurecia has outlined its plans to double sales in China over the next four years and to maintain its high profitability.

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NHTSA airbag spotlight moves to Honda

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it will examine whether Honda failed to report deaths or injuries involving airbags that are part of the regulators’ investigation into faulty equipment supplied by Takata to a number of original equipment manufacturers.

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Lightweight, ecological and comfortable aircraft seating

IQPC’s annual Innovative Aircraft Seating Conference held in Hamburg, Germany, in October highlighted some interesting developments that offer new opportunities for textile seat cover manufacturers.

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Innovations in finishing of transportation textiles

The International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating held last month in Cannes, France, with more than 100 participants, presented a range of new, sustainable and improved finishing techniques suitable for transport textiles.

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The road ahead for carbon

Suppliers of carbon fibre and composites to the automotive industry are poised to benefit from a similar boom to that enjoyed by the suppliers of glass fibre and glass-based materials to the wind energy sector 15 years ago, according to Sanjay Mazumdar, chief executive officer of consultant Lucintel.

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