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China’s airbag fabric market set to expand

Affected by technology, certification and supply chain relationship, there are higher barriers to entry for new manufacturers of airbag fabric, according to Global and China Automotive Airbag Fabric Industry Report 2014, a new market research publication from ResearchInChina.

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Johnson Controls unveils new seating concept

Johnson Controls unveiled its SD15 seating demonstrator vehicle that features ink jet printing fabric technology at last month’s 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) held in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

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Starr Aircraft doubles throughput with advanced cutting technologies

Starr Aircraft has chosen Lectra’s latest automated cutting technology and expertise to boost its production capabilities.

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Recycled carbon fibre nonwoven with superior strength

Lydall Performance Materials has introduced a new recycled carbon fibre nonwoven product platform called Panther. Two nonwoven product families are available and designed to deliver superior lightweight strength while offering a cost savings over traditional virgin carbon products, says the company.

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Lighter planes are the future, say UK universities

A global fleet of composite planes could reduce carbon emissions by up to 15%, but the lighter planes alone will not enable the aviation industry to meet its emissions targets, according to new research by the Universities of Sheffield, Cambridge and University College London.

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