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The Institutes for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart are developing a production process for archit

Researchers at the Taiwan Textile Research Institute of Tucheng, Taipei, Taiwan, have developed a wound dressing that offers superior moisture-retention, antibacterial, wound-healing and scar-remov

A programmable backpack and a baseball cap with integrated light-emitting diode (LED) lighting are the first products to be launched by the US$300 million Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AF

A surgical implant that includes a biodegradable polymeric coating that stiffens the mesh for handling and softens it upon placement within the body has been developed by Covidien subsidiary Sofrad

A sutureless wound closure has been developed by Deva Medical Ventures of Chester, UK. 

A prosthesis for treating hernias of the abdominal wall, in particular umbilical hernias where the defect is small, is disclosed in US Patent 9 622 843 by Sofradim Production.

A novel fibrous material (Hybrid-Acoustics ECO+) for automotive carpet systems, inner dashes and floor insulators, which acts as an acoustic insulator or absorber depending on its stiffness, has be

Researchers at the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim, Germany, have developed a method that allows the effect and efficacy of phase-change materials (PCMs) in textiles to be tested without the nee

Red Bull and Schoeller are to unveil their jointly-developed Taurex finishing technology at Outdoor in Friedrichshafen, Germany on 20 June 2017.

Hydrogel wound dressings that exhibit reduced fibre loss during use have been developed by KCI USA. 

A self-expanding implantable medical device formed from one or more non-interlocking filaments has been developed by W L Gore & Associates.

A surgical mesh described by Covidien in US Patent 9 642 690 includes positioning sutures for use in hernia repair.

A standard (PDESP21) for highly aesthetic spread-tow carbon fibre fabrics has been developed by Oxeon of Boras, Sweden.

A wound dressing that can be used in situ to provide an indication of the condition of the wound/dressing interface has been developed by researchers at the Department of Biomedical Engine

Global sales of textile auxiliaries – such as pre-treatment agents, dye-stuffs and finishing agents – are projected to reach 2.58 Mt in 2017, up from 2.49 Mt in 2016, according to

Web Industries has opened a thermoplastics development centre its Composites Center of Excellence in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, where its CAD Cut division has also just opened a ply cutting and kitting

Rokoko of Copenhagen, Denmark, has launched its Smartsuit Pro, which it claims will make motion capture, animation and three-dimensional (3D) effects more accessible. 

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, USA, has designed a breathable workout suit with ventilating flaps that open and close in response to changes

A new multifunctional fabric principally for sportswear will be available from Teijin Frontier Co Ltd in time for the Autumn/Winter 2018 collections of its customers.

Gurit of Zurich, Switzerland, is to produce and supply carbon fibre-based exterior car body panels for an Italian premium automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM). 

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