Automotive sector shows potential for airbag yarn

December 1st, 2016

Citing estimates by press-release distributor Business Wire, Swiss materials developer Oerlikon notes the demand for airbags will increase by 5 percent annually over the next five years. To date, airbags have been predominantly manufactured using polyamide 6.6 yarns, the company notes. However, there is a noticeable trend with these challenging industrial filament yarns toward polyester. […]

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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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Archroma offers water-repelling Smartrepel Hydro

April 3rd, 2015

Swiss color and specialty chemicals producer Archroma has introduced its Smartrepel Hydro line for polyester, polyamide and cotton-based textiles used in outdoor applications. The Smartrepel Hydro line supports the increasing adoption of eco-advanced materials and production processes by textile producers and brand owners adhering to industry initiatives such as the Joint Roadmap towards Zero Discharge […]

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