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Takata to sell automotive interiors division

Takata, the embattled Japanese manufacturer of rupture-prone airbags, has put its automotive interiors division up for sale in a move to improve the company’s balance sheet as recall costs mount.

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Testing the permeability of aerospace fabrics

Versaperm has developed a next-generation solution to test the permeability of aerospace fabrics.

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Automotive seating innovations discussed

Innovative inkjet printing for car seat covers has been introduced by Johnson Controls. The technology is available on woven seat cover fabrics, but not yet on leather or artificial leather seat covers.

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Fossil-free model car with roof made of carbon fibre

Researchers from Innventia, Swerea and KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a model car to demonstrate that lightweight, fuel-efficient cars of the future can be made using bio-based materials.

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H Dawson acquires controlling stake of Axminster Carpets

H Dawson Wool, an international wool merchant based in Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK, has acquired a controlling equity stake in Axminster Carpets, which has operated from its current manufacturing and commercial site in Axminster, Devon, UK, since 1937.

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