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Mercedes commissions original supplier to reproduce 300 SL seat fabric

Mercedes-Benz Classic has arranged for the original supplier of the 1950s Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing’s chequered wool upholstery to re-issue the fabric in the original specification.

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Joint venture to manufacture automotive fabrics in India

Automotive seating specialist Adient and Mumbai-listed Arvind, one of the world’s largest textile manufacturing conglomerates, have announced the formation of Adient Arvind Automotive Fabrics, a joint venture that will develop, manufacture and sell automotive fabrics in India.

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Funding to enlarge and broaden E-Leather’s operations

E-Leather, a UK-based high-tech materials technology specialist that manufactures upholstery and cladding for aircraft interiors, has raised £70m from new and existing investors.

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Autoneum delivers first carpet cleanability analyser measurement system

Automotive component supplier Autoneum has launched Clean-Tuft technology, tufted carpets which the company claims offer high-performance acoustic insulation and water repellency in a lightweight design.

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Toray to acquire TenCate Advanced Composites

Japan’s Toray Industries, the world’s largest maker of carbon fibre composite materials, is to acquire TenCate Advanced Composites from the Netherlands-headquartered Koninklijke Ten Cate group for €930m, as it looks to increase its carbon fibre business.

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