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Nissan tests self-parking slippers

A traditional Japanese inn near Tokyo is testing out self-parking slippers, floor cushions and tables built by Japanese car maker Nissan.

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Adient, Boeing joint venture to build aircraft seats

Automotive seating supplier Adient and aircraft maker Boeing have announced the formation of Adient Aerospace, a joint venture that will develop, manufacture and sell a range of seating products to airlines and aircraft leasing companies.

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Hyosung supplying automotive carpet yarn for Lexus luxury sedans

Hyosung has announced that automotive carpets made of yarn it has developed have been used in the LS, the top-of-the-line Lexus model launched last year by Toyota.

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British investment in new equipment for automotive textiles

Speciality warp knit manufacturer Baltex has made a £600,000 investment in its 10-year-old Basford, Nottingham, UK, factory.

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Ultrafine gel spun fibres offer potential for composites

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a process that can produce ultrafine fibres, which are exceptionally strong and tough.

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Metallised nonwoven technology for lightning strike protection

General Nano has launched VeeoVeil, a new lightweight, flexible, electrically conductive metallised nonwoven technology.

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