Automotive textiles market worth $31.75 billion by 2024

July 11th, 2016

The global automotive textiles market is expected to reach $31.75 billion by 2024, according to a new report by San Francisco-based Grand View Research Inc. Increasing automobile production, particularly in the Asia Pacific region, and a favorable regulatory scenario is expected to drive the market over the forecast period. The textiles are used in auto […]

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Milliken cited as ‘Most Innovative’

January 15th, 2016

Spartanburg, S.C.–based specialty-fabrics maker Milliken has recently been named the Most Innovative Large Size Company by Future Materials magazine. Presented by the World Textile Information Network, the Future Materials Awards recognize innovation, achievement and leadership throughout the technical textile industry, which has grown exponentially over recent decades. Awards were presented in 17 categories. Founded in […]

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Sandler to open plant in Georgia

October 9th, 2015

German nonwoven textiles developer Sandler AG has announced it will open a production plant in Perry, Ga., in 2016. It will be the company’s first production facility outside Germany. “Establishing a new nonwovens manufacturing plant in the U.S. is an important decision from a strategic point of view and one of the most important steps […]

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Leaf-inspired design reduces a car’s weight

August 7th, 2015

Inspired by 3D printing, sportswear fabric and a common leaf, EDAG Engineering AG, a German engineering firm in the automotive industry, has developed the EDAG Light Cocoon concept car. The company brought the striking vehicle to the Geneva Motor Show in March 2015 to illustrate how biometric design could reduce a sports car’s weight by […]

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Vicar announces new distribution partnership

August 4th, 2015

SEM Products, a leading manufacturer of interior paints and refinishing products for leather, vinyl, plastic, and carpets is expanding its distribution by forming a strategic partnership with Vicar International. Vicar will be stocking three lines to the automotive, upholstery, marine, RV and golf cart industries for indoor and outdoor applications. The initial lines that will […]

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Ticona Wins Best Paper Award

August 26th, 2013

Ticona, the engineering polymers business of Celanese® Corp., announces that David Sheridan, senior design engineer, will receive a Best Paper Award in September during opening ceremonies of the 13th annual Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE®) Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition. He will present the paper “Integrated Anisotropic Simulation for Components Made from Glass Fiber Reinforced […]

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