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Detecting driver drowsiness using steering wheel cover

A Purdue University industrial engineering graduate has developed a technology for determining when a driver is drowsy.

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New design for economy aircraft seating will make it easier to sleep

A new aircraft seat design comes with “padded wings” that fold out from behind both sides of the seat back, allowing additional privacy and a cushioned spot to rest heads for sleep for economy passengers.

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Trivantage launches curated marine upholstery collection

Trivantage, a provider of fabrics, hardware and accessories, has launched the Marine Upholstery Collection, a curated range of fabric options for marine upholstery projects.

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Estonian start-up wins Green Alley Award for eco-friendly textile alternative to leather

Estonian materials start-up Gelatex Technologies has received the 2019 Green Alley Award. The company’s gelatine-based eco-friendly textile alternative to leather beat competition from five other start-ups in the circular economy during a live-pitch event in October in Berlin, Germany.

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Freudenberg acquires Slovenian nonwovens producer

Global technology group Freudenberg is to acquire a producer of needlepunch nonwovens and laminated materials with a focus on the automotive and construction industry.

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First Dornbirn fibre conference announced for Asia

The Austrian Fibers Institute in co-operation with the Korean Textile Federation and the Dyetec Institute have announced they will organise the first Dornbirn Global Fiber Conference for the Asian market.

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