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Lear to buy Grupo Antolin seating

In a bid to expand overseas sales, Lear has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Grupo Antolin’s automotive seating business for €286m on a cash and debt basis. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2017.

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Jaguar Land Rover recalls vehicles in China for seatbelt check

Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 6,438 vehicles in China for defective seatbelts, according to media reports.

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Digital cutting system for UK auto interiors specialist

UK-based KJ Ryan has purchased a Zünd G3 2XL3200 digital cutting system to speed up production of prototypes and completed designs for the automotive interiors market.

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Co-operation on recycled carbon fibre for automotive applications

The UK’s ELG Carbon Fibre and China-based Adesso Advanced Materials Wuhu have concluded a memorandum of understanding regarding co-operation to develop lightweight composite components for the automotive industry based on ELG’s recycled carbon fibre materials.

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Nonwoven fabric with filtration and barrier properties

Madaline, a new nonwoven fabric from Mogul, could have automotive applications as interior covers and as acoustic insulation.

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