Alcantara Featured At Detroit Show And GM Design Competition

         Alcantara Featured At Detroit Show And GM Design Competition

PR Newswire

DETROIT, Feb. 20, 2013

DETROIT, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcantara's premium automotive interior
material was featured on cars and light trucks at Detroit's recent
international auto show and also in a student design competition.


Alcantara, the Italian company which developed the versatile material for auto
interiors and upholstery applications, was a partner in the CDN-GM Interactive
Design Competition, organized by Car Design News and General Motors.

Edward Tseng, 18, a student at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena,
Calif., was honored by Alcantara for the best use of Alcantara material in his
entry, a design for a future Buick LaCrosse.

Tseng and four other winners, including his twin brother, Alvin Tseng, were
awarded paid internships at GM's design studios in Warren, Mich., to
experience life as professional car designers.

Lighter but more durable than leather, Alcantara was featured on a wide
variety of domestic and foreign vehicles on display at last month's 2013 North
American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. New models from the Tesla
Model S and popular Ford F-150 pickup to the Maserati Quattroporte and Porsche
Panamera GTS were shown with the Italian-made material.

Based on unique, patented technology, Alcantara today is the choice of leading
companies in the automotive, marine, fashion, home interior and consumer
electronics industries. A registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A., it has
been certified as "carbon neutral," adding to its appeal for companies and
consumers with a strong interest in the environment.

Alcantara S.p.A. is headquartered in Milan with research and production
facilities in Nera Montoro, Umbria. More information is available on the
Internet at

SOURCE Alcantara S.p.A.

Contact: Larry Weis , AutoCom Associates, Phone: +1.248.647.8621, Email: , Company Contact, Maria Elena Furini, Alcantara S.p.A.,
Phone: +39.02.58030484, Email:
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