Fully recyclable automotive fabric

January 1st, 2023

Selection of ReNewKnit colors. Photo: Lear Corp. Lear Corporation, a Southfield, Mich., company specializing in automotive seating and e-systems has introduced a fully recyclable sueded material for seating and door panel applications. Called ReNewKnit, it is a first-to-market automotive textile that is fully recyclable at its end of life. Manufactured solely with recycled materials at […]

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Advanced textiles improve lifestyles, protect environment

September 1st, 2022

Textiles are important consumer products next to food and medicine. Given the high volatility of raw materials, particularly cotton, the textile sector is in a tailspin. Both manufacturers and consumers are feeling price pressures. In this circumstance, with adversity comes new opportunities, which is akin to the textiles sector. The recent COVID-19 scenario has highlighted […]

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Demand for automotive technical textiles growing

July 21st, 2022

Photo: iStock. Demand for technical textiles in the automotive market is growing as new applications emerge and manufacturers strive to increase comfort, improve safety and reduce weight, according to "Profiles of five major automotive technical textiles manufacturers," a 20-page report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence. The average weight of textile materials now […]

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The changing automotive market

September 1st, 2019

Although the automotive industry is subject to ups and downs, one fact remains steady: It's an attractive market for specialty fabrics by Pamela Mills-Senn In an ever-changing world, there are few constants. But one constant is this—people love their cars. They may grumble about traffic. They may rend their garments over breakdowns and costly repairs. […]

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Arlon debuts Chrome and Chrome Effects

November 19th, 2015

Arlon introduced Chrome and Chrome Effects to its Ultimate PremiumPlus™ color change line. The premium quality specialty automotive films enhance the look of vehicles with easy installation and wider width rolls. Arlon’s Silver Chrome product maintains color and finish consistency during and after the application. It makes its official launch at 2015 SEMA in Las […]

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Lectra, Johnson Controls extend partnership

April 23rd, 2015

Lectra used exclusively by Johnson Controls for its automotive seating supply business. Lectra, a Paris-based integrated systems manufacturer for technologies used to cut high-ply materials (fabrics, leather and technical textiles) will be used exclusively by Wisconsin-based Johnson Controls Inc. in its automotive seating supply business. The two companies formed a partnership 10 years ago and […]

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