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DSM Biomedical is employing a novel braiding technology to incorporate its medical-grade ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibres into medical devices, such as surgical sutures.

Spectra ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWE) fibre might be best known for its use in body armour, but at the homeland security event Milipol its developer Honeywell will revea

A range of reinforced compounds designed to address the unique requirements of large-format additive manufacturing has been launched by Sabic of Houston, Texas, USA. 

Berry Global Group Inc of Evansville, Indiana, USA, has agreed to pay US$475 million to acquire Clopay Plastic Products Co Inc of Mason, Ohio, USA, on a debt-free, cash-free basis.

Solvay of Brussels, Belgium, and Strata of Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), have formalized their joint venture (JV) to supply Boeing with advanced composite materials from a facility to be built

Teijin Frontier Co Ltd of Tokyo, Japan, has developed a polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) fibre (Solotex Thermo) that it says demonstrates “excellent” thermal retention and insulation capabiliti

Japanese hygiene products maker Unicharm is to build its third disposable diaper plant in India in a bid to boost capacity in this growing market by 50%.

Velox GmbH of Hamburg, Germany, has signed a distribution partnership with Ilium Composites, a manufacturer of glass reinforcements for closed mould and speciality applications based in Bahrain.

Washable, stretchable and breathable electronic circuits have been successfully incorporated into fabrics at the Cambridge Graphene Centre in the UK. 

Researchers at Stanford University in California, USA, have developed a reversible fabric that, without expending effort or energy, keeps skin at a comfortable temperature whatever the weather.

A non-fluorinated durable water repellent (DWR) for on high-performance synthetic textiles has been launched by Huntsman Textile Effects of Singapore. 

Suppliers of technical textiles and related materials to the global automotive industry can expect major disruption in the coming years, according to a report in the latest issue of Technical T

A pultrusion process that is more efficient than conventional process – thereby cutting costs for manufacturers – has been developed by Covestro of Leverkusen, KraussMaffei of Munich and the Instit

A polyetheretherketone (PEEK, Zeniva ZA-500) from Solvay is being used by DiFusion Technologies to produce its ZFUZE osteoconductive (bone growth-promoting) PEEK composite for spinal implants. 

A multilayered wound dressing that claims to offer improved contamination control, improved odour adsorption and superior absorption of excess wound exudates has been developed by Blücher.

Wearable sensor technology developer MC10 of Lexington, Massachusetts, is entering into a strategic partnership with life sciences company LabCorp of Burlington, North Carolina, both in the USA.

Rainbow Seed Fund, an early-stage venture capital fund focused on building technology companies from research carried out in the UK, is providing seed investment to Pireta, a smart textiles company

A long glass fibre-reinforced polypropylene (LGFPP) instrument panel carrier for the 2017 Mini Countryman has won the Body Interior category at the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)’s

SGL Group has bought Benteler’s shares in the joint-venture company the two set-up in 2008, automotive composite parts manufacturer Benteler-SGL. 

A stent jacket designed to reduce platelet aggregation is described by InspireMD of Tel Aviv, Israel.

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