Viewing entries tagged with 'Transport textiles'

‘Super UV protector’ makes transport textiles more resistant to light

Colour and speciality chemical producer Archroma has launched Fadex AS New, a new “super UV protector” to make automotive and transport textiles more resistant to light.

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Funding to enlarge and broaden E-Leather’s operations

E-Leather, a UK-based high-tech materials technology specialist that manufactures upholstery and cladding for aircraft interiors, has raised £70m from new and existing investors.

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Acquisitions set Lantal on road to expansion

In 2016, Lantal Textiles generated consolidated sales of CHF103.2m, a rise of 6.7% over the previous year.

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Sustainable coating techniques for transport textiles

The 8th European Coating Congress, organised by the University College Ghent, Belgium, took place in September with 250 participants. The emphasis was on novel and modified environmentally sustainable coating techniques applicable also to transport textiles, such as upholstery, interior coverings and floorcoverings for car, rail and aircraft interiors.

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A.W. Hainsworth acquires Replin Fabrics

A.W. Hainsworth & Sons has announced the purchase of Replin Fabrics from Moorbrook Textiles (reports Aircraft Interiors International). Replin Fabrics is a designer and manufacturer of fabric for national and international transportation.

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Textiles for motor racing, aviation and space travel

Cortex Hümbelin has been manufacturing technical textiles for Formula 1 for almost 15 years at its manufacturing sites in Ruppersil and Niederlenz, Switzerland.

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Innovations in finishing of transportation textiles

The International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating held last month in Cannes, France, with more than 100 participants, presented a range of new, sustainable and improved finishing techniques suitable for transport textiles.

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Environmentally responsible flame retardants for transportation

Flame retardants (FRs) are an essential element of fire protection, with a global consumption of 2m tonnes/year, according to Isabel De Schrijver of Centexbel, Belgium.

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Textile suppliers target Chinese automotive industry

Fibre and textile companies are actively pushing their products into transport applications in China, according to speakers at the 20th China International Manmade Fiber Conference held in September in Xiaoshan, China.

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New FR developments and standards for transport textiles

After 15 years of developing a new standard for the safety of materials and components of train interiors, the new EU standard EN 45545-2:2013 Fire Protection on Rail Vehicles – Part 2: Requirements for fire behaviour of materials and composites was approved in March 2013.

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