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IAC expands UK operations

Automotive and commercial vehicle interiors supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) has expanded its manufacturing footprint in the UK.

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Tapis introduces wovens collection for aircraft

Tapis has introduced a new collection of woven fabrics. The Tapis Woven Collection comprises pure silk, mercerised cotton and fine linen mixed with performance fibres for fabrics that deliver the woven beauty, specification and opulence demanded by the luxury aircraft market.

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Illuminated door panels launched at IAA

At last month’s International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) showcased door panels that enable optical accentuation of the vehicle interior.

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Sustainable coating techniques for transport textiles

The 8th European Coating Congress, organised by the University College Ghent, Belgium, took place in September with 250 participants. The emphasis was on novel and modified environmentally sustainable coating techniques applicable also to transport textiles, such as upholstery, interior coverings and floorcoverings for car, rail and aircraft interiors.

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Tailor-made polypropylene fibres for automotive composites

Polypropylene (PP) staple fibres are used in several automotive applications, including the luggage compartment, undershields, floor carpet systems, arch liners and seam reinforcement.

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New fibre composite materials trade fair to be held in Augsburg

A new event called Experience Composites will be staged in Augsburg, Germany, from 21-23 September 2016. It is being set up by Messe Augsburg in collaboration with the JEC Group and Carbon Composites.

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