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Four automakers announce Takata settlements

BMW, Mazda, Subaru and Toyota have announced agreements to resolve economic loss claims in the Takata multi-district litigation in the US.

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Melamine-based acoustic and thermal insulating material

Slovenia-based SmartMelamine has developed a melamine etherified resin (MER) meltblown nonwoven as a high-performance material with improved thermal and acoustic properties, which could be used in automotive and other transport applications.

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Toyoda Gosei building new airbag plant in India

Toyoda Gosei is building a new plant in India to meet growing automobile production in the country and the expected increase in demand for airbags as stricter safety regulations are adopted.

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Automotive interiors show set to be the biggest yet

The next Automotive Interiors Expo, the car and truck design, component and fabrication showcase, will be held at Messe Stuttgart, Germany, from 20-22 June.

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Luminescent, glossy, iridescent yarns for automotive interiors

Italian coloured polyester yarn producer Sinterama has introduced Madreperla, a range of luminescent, glossy, iridescent yarns that could have application in automotive interiors.

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Textile heating system for automotive seating

Besides apparel applications, such as workwear, active sportswear and healthcare garments, Kufner’s THS (textile heating system) technology is finding use in automotive seating, which is still in the development stage with Tier 1 suppliers.

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Transport

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Personal Protection

This report outlines the global market for personal protection clothing in the industrial, workwear and private sectors, and details legislation, regulations and standards that govern their manufacture and use

Architecture

This new report identifies and describes leading international companies that weave, knit, coat, bond or finish fabrics used in architecture, building and construction

Emerging Markets

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