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Further Autoneum capacity expansion in Mexico

Following last month’s inauguration of a new plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, Autoneum has begun construction of a second production facility in the state as a result of high demand for lightweight noise and heat protection components in the North American market.

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Freudenberg opens headliner production facility in China

Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens has opened a new production line for automotive headliners at its Suzhou site in eastern China.

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JCI board approves seating and interiors spin-off

Johnson Controls has approved the previously announced spin-off of its global automotive seating and interiors business.

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Takata to sell US automotive interiors unit

Troubled airbag maker Takata is selling its US automotive interior trim and seating material operation, raising cash as its airbag inflator recall costs continue to mount.

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Repellents for automotive nonwoven components

AGC Chemicals Americas has developed AsahiGuard E-Series high-performance, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)-free repellents with improved environmental and biological profiles.

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ELG starts production of recycled carbon fibre mats

ELG Carbon Fibre, a producer of recycled carbon fibre materials, has started production of a range of nonwoven mats on a new production line, which is specifically designed to process recycled carbon fibres.

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