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Solvay to open airbag recycling facility in Poland

An EU-backed project that recycles post-industrial technical textile waste, initially from airbags, into high-quality polyamide (PA) 6.6 grades has announced the development of an industrial-scale facility in Gorzów, Poland, which will become operational in 2016.

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Trend collection for balanced bus interiors

At Busworld in Kortrijk, Belgium, last month, Lantal Textiles showed a broad range of all-in-one solutions for soft interiors, as well as new collections, innovative products, and impressive visualisation techniques.

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IAC opens new facility in Tianjin

Automotive interiors supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) has continued its aggressive global expansion with the inauguration of a new manufacturing facility, Shanghai IAC-Songjiang Automotive Carpet and Acoustics, located in Tianjin, China. This marks the company’s 14th facility opening in seven countries over the past two years, increasing its total number of worldwide locations to 104.

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Engine covers reduce weight and noise

Autoneum is supplementing its range of acoustic and thermal management solutions for vehicles with multifunctional engine covers made of the lightweight fibre-foam material Theta-FiberCell.

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Energy-saving sails for cargo ships

GH Craft, the Teijin Group’s composite structure design development and evaluation unit, has been taking part in the Wind Challenger Project, an industry-university joint research project, since October 2009.

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Toray to expand carbon fibre prepreg business in Europe

Toray Industries has acquired 55% of the outstanding shares of Italian prepreg manufacturer Delta-Tech, making it and its wholly owned subsidiary Delta-Preg into Toray subsidiaries. Delta Group is engaged in the supply of prepreg, primarily for premium automobile applications.

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