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Major challenges for recycling automotive plastics

Despite initiatives such as the End of Life Vehicles Directive in Europe, there is still a significant volume of automotive plastic that is not currently recycled and is destined for landfill or incineration.

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Indorama to acquire Sinterama

Global chemicals producer Indorama Ventures has entered into an agreement to acquire Sinterama, a manufacturer of polyester automotive yarns and high-performance coloured yarns.

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Vehicle seat covers made from trilaminate foams

A method for producing automotive seat covers from trilaminate foams has been developed by Magna International.

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Optimum protection against tyre noise

A lightweight polyethylene terephthalate fibre-based nonwoven wheel arch liner that absorbs tyre noise has been launched by Autoneum.

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Autonomous driving will transform vehicle interiors

By 2035, around 50% of all new vehicles could be fully autonomous. However, in the short term the mass penetration of fully autonomous vehicles is likely to remain elusive, according to Christian Hainz, senior automotive analyst at Ernst & Young, Germany.

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Mobility trends on show in Frankfurt

Automotive yarn producers Autofil and Sinterama held an event called “Forwarding Mobility Trends” alongside May’s Techtextil trade fair in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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Translucent trim material launched

Benecke-Hornschuch Surface Group, part of Continental Corporation, has introduced new intelligent surface materials for automotive interiors.

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Automotive Interiors Expo 2019 the biggest yet

From fabrics to lighting, foams to fasteners, veneers to laminates, and seating to switches – the 2019 edition of Automotive Interiors Expo was the biggest yet, with a record number of attendees enjoying the latest products and innovations from more than 180 exhibitors.

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Plant-based lignin technology for vehicle interiors

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) and Prisma Renewable Composites have entered into an agreement giving YFAI the exclusive use of Prisma’s lignin-based material in the development of automotive interiors.

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Indorama Ventures forms mobility business group

Indorama Ventures has announced the formation of a new business unit within its fibres division. The Indorama Mobility Group comprises three business segments: tyre, automotive safety and functional materials.

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