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App-controlled seating concept for Airbus

Benjamin Hubert, founder and creative director of the UK-based design firm Layer, has conceptualised an economy-class seating prototype for Airbus driven by smart textiles.

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Skoda concept car features vegan interior materials

At the Paris Motor Show 2018, the interior of Skoda’s new sporty RS models featured sustainably produced vegan materials, including Piñatex, Alcantara and recycled polyester.

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ITG changes name to Elevate Textiles

International Textile Group (ITG), which includes airbag fabric and technical textiles manufacturer Safety Components, has announced a name change to Elevate Textiles.

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Nonwoven seating for marine environments

Sunbrella is introducing its first nonwoven marine seating fabric: Sunbrella Horizon, which offers a luxurious soft hand designed to resist bacterial staining, cold-cracking, excess stretching and fading.

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Recyclable composite material for automotive interior applications

Renolit Composites, the Italian automotive extrusion and thermoforming specialist that is part of the Germany-based Renolit Group, reports increasing demand for its 100% recyclable, glass fibre reinforced, polypropylene-based composite material for automotive interior applications.

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Electronic textiles research develops colour changing fabrics

Multi-disciplinary research at the UK’s University of Southampton is creating smart fabrics capable of emitting light and changing colour.

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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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