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A ±45° spread-tow, carbon fibre lattice that can be used to increase the torsional stiffness of a composite part while keeping weight low has been launched by Oxeon of Boras, Sweden.

Xeros Technology Group has bought US provider of cleaning, inspection and repair services for firefighter personal protection equipment (PPE) Gloves Inc.

An eight-colour, multi-pass digital textile printer that can print designs of up to 2000-dpi in resolution has been launched by Mouvent and will be on show at ITM 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey,

A method for manufacturing high-strength synthetic fibres has been developed by researchers at the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH).

A reinforced textile wheel arch liner that is produced using a hot-moulding process is being developed by Ford Motor Co of Dearborn, Michigan, USA.

Toray Industries is to buy TenCate Advanced Composites (TCAC) from Koninklijke Ten Cate for €930 million.

A nanodiamond-enhanced thermoplastic filament for three-dimensional (3D) printing is being launched by Carbodeon and Tiamet 3D.

Safariland Group of Jacksonville, Florida, USA, is using a composite based on ultra-high molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibres to change the way antiballistic glass is installed in handheld

Airbag fabric and cushions manufacturer Global Safety Textiles (GST) of Maulburg, Germany, claims to have lowered its costs and more than tripled its production capacity through the introduction of

Researchers in Germany hope to show that heat-resistant fibres of around one micrometre in diameter can be produced cost-effectively from highly viscous polymer melts.

Automotive parts supplier Magna Exteriors used JEC World (held on 6–8 March 2018 in Paris, France) to show-off a graphene-enhanced composite tailgate and to announce the opening of a devel

Filtration media designed specifically for pulse-jet gas turbine applications has been launched by Ahlstrom-Munksjö of Stockholm, Sweden.

The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) is demanding that European Union (EU) limits for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis) content in industrial

ELG Carbon Fibre is to increase the recycling capacity at its facility in Coseley, UK, to satisfy increasing demand. 

Toray Industries has acquired a 350 000 m2 plot of land in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, India, as a new base for its local subsidiary, Toray Industries (India).

Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a fast and cheap method for converting waste cotton into aerogels, lightweight and versatile substances previously produced

Nonwovens producer Berry Global has announced plans to invest in a Spinlace production line, which will provide an additional 17 kt of capacity at a yet-to-be-decided location in North America.

A medical bandage capable of being adjustably, intuitively and universally fitted on a head, limb or stump to conceal and protect a wound has been developed by BYO Health of Jacksonville Beach, Flo

Fibre-based medical devices for improving the wound cicatrization (scarring) process are disclosed by Brazilian speciality chemicals producer Rhodia Poliamida e Especialidades, part of the Solvay G

Medical devices that provide high oxygen content for the treatment of wounds have been developed by TheraCell of Littleton, Massachusetts, USA.