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Biodegradable seat covers in concept car

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has partnered with a Switzerland-based automotive think-tank to introduce highly sustainable fibres for automotive interiors in Rinspeed’s latest concept vehicle called MicroSnap.

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Hexcel to merge with Woodward

Composites producer Hexcel is to merge with Woodward, a manufacturer of control systems and components for aircraft engines headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.

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Antolin Interiors to close UK factory

Automotive parts producer Antolin Interiors UK has announced it will close its factory at Hartlip, near Sittingbourne, Kent, UK, which could lead to the loss of 300 jobs.

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Adient to sell 30% YFAI stake to Yanfeng

Automotive seating supplier Adient is to sell its 30% stake in Yanfeng Global Automotive Interior Systems (YFAI) to Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems for US$379m.

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Insulation solutions for electric vehicles

With the removal of engine noise in electric vehicles (EVs), other noise sources become more apparent and require acoustic insulation treatment.

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Conference on future of automotive interiors

A conference on the future of automotive interiors will be held during the Automotive Interiors Expo Europe from 16-18 June in Stuttgart, Germany.

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