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UTT installs finishing line for airbag fabrics

Technical fabric manufacturer UTT, a subsidiary of Thailand-based chemical group Indorama Ventures, has installed a new textile finishing line for airbag fabrics.

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Cleaning and disinfecting transport fabrics and vinyls

Cleaning and disinfection have become hot topics in the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19), with new emphasis on hygiene as an important way to help prevent the spread of the virus, especially on public transport.

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Sage to acquire Adient’s automotive fabrics business

Automotive seating supplier Adient is to sell its automotive fabrics manufacturing business, including its lamination business, to Sage Automotive Interiors, a subsidiary of Asahi Kasei, for US$175m.

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Tesca acquires Willy Schmitz

Automotive fabrics and seating components manufacturer Tesca has acquired Willy Schmitz, a supplier of automotive fabrics for an undisclosed sum.

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Fabric designed for new London underground line

UK-based transport textiles producer Camira Fabrics is to weave the moquette seat upholstery for the trains on the latest underground line in London.

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Coated fabric for marine applications

Hydrofend, a solution-dyed polyester designed to balance high water resistance with breathability, is now available from Trivantage, a brand of Glen Raven.

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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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Marine fabricators conference records second-largest attendance in history

The 2019 Marine Fabricators Conference, held in Long Beach California, USA, in January, reported 260 delegates, the second-largest crowd in the event’s history, with nearly 100 first-time attendees.

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Railway restoration project to use new seat moquette

A heritage railway in Hampshire, UK, is looking to raise £23,000 for the renovation of seats and tables for two wooden-framed carriages, designed by Oliver Bulleid, which date from the late 1940s.

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Shawmut to merge GRTF headliner fabrics operations

Composites manufacturer Shawmut and Glen Raven Technical Fabrics have agreed to terms to merge GRTF’s automotive headliner and speciality fabrics business into Shawmut.

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