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Indorama acquires German airbag yarn producer

Thailand-based Indorama Ventures is to acquire Germany’s UTT, which produces airbag fabrics, for an undisclosed amount.

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Aircraft seat cover facility opened in Poland

Recaro Aircraft Seating has opened its own seat cover production centre in Swiebodzin, Poland, close to one of its seat production facilities.

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Sustainable alternatives for car seating

With several original equipment manufacturers starting to use renewable materials, Austrian fibre producer Lenzing is offering sustainable and functional alternatives for car seating.

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New trends in automotive carpets

Trend analyses and market predictions suggest a drastic change in the automotive interiors sector over the next 20 years.

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Mitsubishi acquires strategic stake in ELG Carbon Fibre

Japan’s Mitsubishi is to acquire a 25% stake in UK-based ELG Carbon Fibre (ECF) from ELG Carbon Fibre International, a subsidiary of ELG Haniel of Germany.

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Carbon fibres could store energy in vehicle body

Researchers at the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have demonstrated that carbon fibres can be used as battery electrodes, enabling them to store energy directly.

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