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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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Lightweight textile composite solutions for transport

Initial results of a study on lightweight textile composite solutions for transport applications were presented at last month’s Techtextil by Dr François Boussu of ENSAIT/Gemtex, France.

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Recycled carbon fibre nonwoven with superior strength

Lydall Performance Materials has introduced a new recycled carbon fibre nonwoven product platform called Panther. Two nonwoven product families are available and designed to deliver superior lightweight strength while offering a cost savings over traditional virgin carbon products, says the company.

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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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Intelligent textiles in buses and coaches

In co-operation with the University of Ghent and Ghent College and with the support of the European and the Flemish governments, Busworld Academy has started the WINTEX project on the use of intelligent textiles in buses and coaches.

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Sustainability and functionalisation discussed at IFATCC congress

At the 23rd triennial congress of the International Federation of Associations of Textile Chemists and Colourists (IFATCC), held in Budapest, Hungary, the main topic was the development of textile chemical processes targeted towards environmentally and consumer friendly technologies.

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