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Auria joint venture formed for soft trim and acoustic products

Shanghai Shenda and International Automotive Components (IAC) Group have completed their joint venture transaction, officially forming Auria Solutions, which will supply soft trim and acoustic products to the automotive industry.

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Toyoda to build airbag plant in Vietnam

Toyoda Gosei plans to establish a new US$24.6m plant for producing airbag parts in the northern Vietnamese province of Thai Binh. Construction is expected to start in March 2018.

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Autoliv and Adient to collaborate on seats for autonomous driving vehicles

Automotive safety systems supplier Autoliv and automotive seating supplier Adient are collaborating to address vehicle seating challenges presented by designs for the future car and the incorporation of autonomous driving.

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Porcher announces US investment

Porcher Industries, a France-based producer of technical textiles and thermoplastic composites, has announced plans to expand in the US automotive market, having completed its acquisition of a new dedicated plant in Altavista, Virginia.

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Automotive door panel made from biodegradable materials

At last month’s Composite Europe trade fair held in Stuttgart, Germany, the Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University presented an automotive door panel made from biodegradable materials, such as flax, hemp and polylactide.

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Hyosung raises airbag output in Mexico

Hyosung is increasing airbag cushion output to almost 40m units a year in Mexico, having started up a new plant in the country.

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