Archive: 2017


Hyundai Mobis develops panorama sunroof airbag system

Hyundai Mobis has developed what is claimed to be the world’s first panorama sunroof airbag system.

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Autoneum, Nittoku and Toyota Boshoku establish R&D joint venture

Three automobile suppliers – Autoneum, Nihon Tokushu Toryo (Nittoku) and Toyota Boshoku – are to expand their existing collaboration through joint research and development activities...

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Auria joint venture formed for soft trim and acoustic products

Shanghai Shenda and International Automotive Components (IAC) Group have completed their joint venture transaction, officially forming Auria Solutions, which will supply soft trim and acoustic...

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Toyoda to build airbag plant in Vietnam

Toyoda Gosei plans to establish a new US$24. 6m plant for producing airbag parts in the northern Vietnamese province of Thai Binh.

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Autoliv and Adient to collaborate on seats for autonomous driving vehicles

Automotive safety systems supplier Autoliv and automotive seating supplier Adient are collaborating to address vehicle seating challenges presented by designs for the future car and...

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Porcher announces US investment

Porcher Industries, a France-based producer of technical textiles and thermoplastic composites, has announced plans to expand in the US automotive market, having completed its acquisition...

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Automotive door panel made from biodegradable materials

At last month’s Composite Europe trade fair held in Stuttgart, Germany, the Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University presented an automotive door panel made...

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Hyosung raises airbag output in Mexico

Hyosung is increasing airbag cushion output to almost 40m units a year in Mexico, having started up a new plant in the country.

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Adient to purchase Futuris Group

Automotive seating supplier Adient has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Futuris Group for US$360m, including the assumption of US$18m of net debt.

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Anker launches lightweight flat-woven aircraft carpet

Launched earlier this year, new Flooro flat-woven aircraft carpet looks more like a fabric and weighs 30-70% less than conventional carpeting, but is extremely hard-wearing,...

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