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A lightweight ballistic protection structure that contains a textile layer of synthetic fibres has been co-developed by two Italian companies, SAES Getters of Lainate (Milan) and Gruppo Rold of Ner

A university spin-out business that specializes in developing high-performance nonwoven products has invested in a range of equipment and moved to a dedicated new facility in Leeds. UK.

A flame-resistant (FR), high-visibility fabric for use in safety apparel and apparel components has been disclosed by Davey Textile Solutions of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

A textile material for lining large-diameter pipes such as oil rig caissons is disclosed by Scott & Fyfe of Tayport, UK.

A multi-functional polymer finish that absorbs heat and improves the moisture management properties of fabrics has been launched by Devan Chemicals of Ronse, Belgium.

CREOL – the College of Optics & Photonics at The University of Central Florida (UCF) has worked with specialist fibre manufacturer Hills Inc to develop a user-controlled, colour-changing fabric

A research project from Disney, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Carnegie Mellon University has resulted in the development of a prototype wearable for experiencing physical sens

Bangkok, Thailand-based petrochemicals producer Indorama Ventures (IVL) is to acquire a 65.72% stake in Israel’s Avgol Industries, a producer of nonwovens for hygiene applications.

Prompted by strong demand, Royal DSM of Heerlen, The Netherlands, is to increase its production capacity for ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre (Dyneema).

Nanopharma of Pardubice, the Czech Republic, has established a skincare brand called [n]fibrecare and is launching a range of dry cosmetic face masks via a Kickstarter campaign.

Insulating fibres made entirely from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) are to be launched by PrimaLoft of Latham, New York, USA.

The second edition of the Smart Fabrics Summit, co-hosted by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and the US Department of Commerce, demonstrated the advancements in thi

A curing process that could reduce the cost, time and energy needed to produce composite parts compared with the current methods is being developed by researchers at the University of Illinois in C

Two nonwoven industry bodies have jointly welcomed an Australian court’s decision to fine a manufacturer of wipes for falsely claiming the products were flushable.

A range of reinforced thermoplastic compounds that weigh 5–10% less than typical filled compounds, but demonstrate equivalent mechanical properties and similar shrinkage values, has been developed

A glass bubble filler (Glass Bubbles S32HS) that enables the production of sheet-moulding compound (SMC) parts with densities of less than 1 g.cm–3 and class-A-paintable finishes has bee

A unique high-pressure resin-transfer moulding (HP-RTM) and composite press facility at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Composites Centre in the UK is no

UK cabling specialist Rockford of Rendlesham is working with French composites manufacturer Equip’Aero Technique of L'isle-Jourdain to electrify composites for use in aircraft interiors.

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc says it can begin production of spider silk in Vietnam now that the country’s government ha

Teijin Ltd is looking to boost its carbon fibre business in East Asia with the establishment of Teijin Carbon Shanghai Co Ltd in China and Teijin Carbon Taiwan Inc in Taipei.

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