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Key Safety Systems plans expansion in Japan

Regardless of whether or not it is successful in being selected for taking over troubled Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata, Key Safety Systems (KSS) is aiming to triple its revenues from the Japanese automotive sector to US$300m by 2020 by building its first manufacturing plant in Japan while also looking at acquisitions, according to Automotive News.

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Explosion-resistant textiles for aviation safety

Thirteen EU research institutes are developing explosion-resistant textiles for aviation safety, in a project co-ordinated by D’Appolonia of Italy and motivated by the PanAm explosion over Lockerbie in 1988.

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New production line for Ultra-Silent

Autoneum has brought into operation its third production line for manufacturing the semi-finished material of Ultra-Silent at its German production location in Gundernhausen, Hesse.

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Demand for airbag yarns increasing

According to estimates from Business Wire, the demand for airbags will increase by 5% annually over the next five years.

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Global train seat materials market projected to reach US$2.54bn by 2024

Global rolling stock investment is projected to rise from US$62.2bn in 2016 to US$75.5bn in 2024, according to a new report from Persistence Market Research. Increasing rolling stock production is projected to drive the market demand for train seat materials over the forecast period.

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Sigmatex launches recycled composite material

Sigmatex has developed a new carbon fibre composite material within its SigmaRF product range.

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