14th Aug 2018
Solvay, Premium Aerotec and Faurecia Clean Mobility have unveiled IRG CosiMo (Industry Research Group: Composites for Sustainable Mobility), the industry’s first private consortium focusing on development of materials and process technologies to enable high volume production of thermoplastic composites for both the aerospace and automotive markets.
6th Aug 2018
Teijin Frontier, the Teijin Group's fibre and products converting company, is taking over J H Ziegler, a leading supplier of automotive interior materials in Germany, at a cost of approximately EUR 125 million. Ziegler will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Teijin Frontier. The acquisition of Ziegler will be made by means of cash and newly-raised...
3rd Aug 2018
This first McLaren Senna in the US has seats which have used nanobionic technology from Nanobionic. Such seats stimulate local blood flow, and increase energy, comfort and overall feeling of wellness for the driver and passengers. Nanobionic coating is applied to athletic apparel, bedding products, everyday apparel, footwear and military apparel.
2nd Aug 2018
Aimplas is participating in the European project Mat4Rail, ‘Designing the railway of the future: fire resistant composite materials and smart modular design’, which aims to reduce the weight by replacing metallic structural components by light composite materials, and increase capacity and passenger comfort with smart modular design of interior spaces.
1st Aug 2018
Technical textiles weaver Arville is all set to display its specialist capabilities to UK aerospace manufacturers. It is among a small number of key suppliers selected to take centre stage in the two-week ADS Defence and Aerospace Technology Roadshow this September. Its products are used in aircraft worldwide for range of purposes including fire...
30th Jul 2018
Trevira and Imat-uve have together achieved a milestone in textiles design, with the introduction of 3D flat knitting technology for automotive interiors. Trevira GmbH is an innovative European manufacturer of high-value branded fibres and filament yarns. Imat-uve is an engineering company and a strategic partner of the textile and automotive industry.
28th Jul 2018
The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Airbus have decided to continue working together in research and technology (R and T). They have extended their framework agreement for five years. The agreement builds on a long-standing relationship which spans more than 30 years and covers a wide range of technical subjects and technologies.
23rd Jul 2018
Asahi Kasei is taking over Sage Automotive Interiors, a US-based manufacturer of automotive interior material, for a cash transaction price of approximately $700 million. An agreement regarding the acquisition was concluded between Asahi Kasei and Clearlake Sage Holdings, the 100 per cent owner of Sage. Asahi Kasei supplies Lamous microfibre suede to...
21st Jul 2018
Autoliv, leader in automotive safety systems, has become part of the new European H2020 research project OSCCAR to improve protection and safety for occupants of the future vehicle. The highly automated vehicle, with comfort and convenience enhancing features like relaxed seating positions and rotated seats, needs more advanced and novel restraint...
11th Jul 2018
Boeing and Embraer have entered a strategic partnership to accelerate growth in global aerospace markets. The partnership envisages formation of a joint venture comprising the commercial aircraft and services business of Embraer that would strategically align with Boeing's commercial development, production, marketing and lifecycle services operations.