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Porcher Industries acquires Cordtech International

Five months after its acquisition by British investment fund Warwick Capital Partners, French technical textile and composites manufacturer Porcher Industries has acquired Cordtech International from investment company RDC15.

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Ultraleather Promessa selected for LIFT B-737 tourist class seating

Ultraleather Promessa by Ultrafabrics has been selected as the standard synthetic leather for the Boeing 737 tourist class seating supplied by LIFT by EnCore.

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Autoneum to open additional plant in China

To meet the strong demand from both international and local vehicle manufacturers, Autoneum is expanding its presence in the Chinese market and will open its seventh plant for the production of lightweight acoustic and thermal management components in the eastern Chinese city of Yantai, Shandong Province.

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Techtextil in space collaboration

In co-operation with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt – DLR), the Techtextil and Texprocess trade fairs (9-12 May 2017) will illustrate the broad range of applications for technical textiles with examples from the aerospace sector.

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ZF to launch new passenger airbag systems

ZF is to launch new airbag concepts, including a passenger and curtain airbag system with either V or U-shaped design features. The system is designed to better protect both front seat occupants from serious injuries even if the vehicle collides head-on and from the left at 90 km/h.

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Opportunities for nonwovens in future mobility

There has been a push towards greater fuel efficiency and lower costs in the transportation industry, as players fight to remain profitable and competitive and need to comply in time with regulatory requirements being set as part of countries’ commitments to reduce global warming.

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