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Freudenberg invests in headliner production line in China

Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens is investing in a new state-of-the-art production line for automotive headliners at its Suzhou facility in eastern China. The start of production is scheduled for summer 2016.

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Ink stain protection for aircraft interiors

Interiors supplier Tapis now offers the latest development of its Ultraleather technology: an enhanced ink and stain protection for aircraft seating applications.

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Suede-like fabrics to replace leather seat covers

Organised by IQPC, the 10th Innovative Seating Conference took place in Düsseldorf, Germany, at the end of February, with 120 participants. This time the event had a separate, well-attended session devoted to textiles where a range of novel information was discussed.

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Techtextil to highlight the car interiors of the future

According to Commerzbank, the automotive market is the most important consumer of technical textiles, which are ensuring that cars are becoming increasingly lighter. Around 23 kg of fibre-based material is currently used in a new car; this is forecast to rise soon to 30-35 kg.

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Sigmatex continues to invest in manufacturing

Sigmatex, a manufacturer of carbon composite textiles, has begun expansion work at its Runcorn, UK, manufacturing facility.

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