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Textile firms vie for business at aircraft interiors expo
May '10
Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME), this year, witnessed participation from scores of textile companies, ranging from seat cover manufacturing to carpet manufacturing. As the Middle East aviation market is thriving, the textile companies thronged at the AIME to display their products and acquire huge business contracts.

An Irish textile company 'Botany Weaving' signed a seven-year contract with Air Arabia. The company will supply products such as seat fabric, curtains and carpets to the first low-cost airline of UAE after attaining its strict design durability and competitive price requirements.

Both the companies, Botany Weaving and Air Arabia trade with the philosophy of high-quality at low-cost and cater high level services to the customers with commitment. While, along with attaining customer's requirements, Botany Weaving creates innovative products to provide more attractive, comfortable and economical mode to the aircraft.

Recently, it has launched an array of durable lightweight flat woven fabrics in contemporary designs and vibrant colours, which are15 percent lighter than standard aircraft upholstery. The company has also manufactured a new lightweight 100 percent nylon carpet, which weighs only 1200 grams per square metre.

It has purchased a new Schonherr weaving machine for its new purpose-built third manufacturing facility in Ireland to increase carpet production. Etihad, Saudi Airlines, Syria Air and Iran Air are the other customers of the company besides new Air Arabia.

Sabeti Wain, which is another textile manufacturing firm, also showcased its products in the exhibition such as designs and cuts. It sews seat covers in fabric and leather for aircrafts and specializes in an exclusive sort of seat, wherein the fabric and leather is laminated to a foam-backing that offers a look of luxury car seat cover.

German carpet manufacturers 'Anker-Teppichboden' that manufactures woven and tufted contract carpets with a fully-integrated production line including spinning, dyeing, weaving or tufting and finishing for aircraft had also marked its presence in the expo.

It produces carpets made of wool and nylon in variety of designs and colours as per customer's requirements. It manufactures completely durable high-quality eco-friendly carpet that need not be changed so frequently.

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