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Spread-tow carbon fibre fabrics from Oxeon of Boras, Sweden, have been used to produce high-performance skis. 

An intelligent heated tool can cure composite parts significantly faster and at half the cost of those cured with an autoclave, according to its developers in the UK. 

A glass fibre roving designed for use in thermoplastic composites, such as tapes and long fibre-reinforced thermoplastics (LFTs) where high heat resistance is required, has been launched by Johns M

Far greater consumer awareness on what can and cannot be flushed is required, according to a report that explores the impact of wipes and personal care items on UK sewer systems.

Thread manufacturer Coats is adding high-performance yarn producer Patrick Yarn Mill to its growing list of acquisitions. 

Reifenhäuser Reicofil GmbH & Co KG is to supply Pegas Nonwovens with a semi-commercial RF5 production line for its plant in Znojmo-Přímětice, Czech Republic.

Teijin Frontier is to build a research and development (R&D) centre in Thailand that it says will support its comprehensive production network for polyester (PES) fibres in the country.  

Sensorskin is a thin and stretchable material with considerable potential to advance the effectiveness of smart fabrics, according to its developer.

Hygiene product manufacturer Essity (formerly SCA) is to integrate a moisture-evaporating technology across its Tena range of premium absorbent adult incontinence products.

General Motors (GM) of Detroit, Michigan, USA, plans to use carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRPs) to make the beds for premium versions of its pickup trucks, according to a report in the Wal

A production cell capable of switching from filament winding (FW) to automated fibre placement (AFP) processes in a matter of minutes has been developed by Mikrosam of Prilep, Macedonia.

Hexcel Corp of Stamford has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) business of Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) of South Windsor, both in Connecticut

By optimizing conventional dyeing and lamination technologies, Teijin Frontier has been able to use non-crimped threads to produce a high-gauge polyester (PES) knitted fabric for the manufacture of

Flexible and stretchable microbial fuel cells (MFCs) have been applied to a single-layer textile substrate by researchers at Binghamton University in New York, USA. 

Chomarat of Le Cheylard, France, is to present two applications of its C-Ply multiaxial reinforcement for composites – a drone wing and a kayak – at the CAMX Expo in Orlando, Florida, USA,

Nanodiamond producer Carbodeon of Vantaa, Finland, has been granted a Chinese patent (CN 104781325 B) for its technology for enabling detonation-synthesized diamond particles to be combined with th

Multiaxials producer Saertex USA has reorganized its processes at its facility in Huntersville, North Carolina, to assist in its growth in North American markets. 

A medical dressing such as a diaper liner for the treatment of skin and diaper rashes is disclosed in US Patent 9 744 258 by Bum Bum Diapers of Dallas, Texas, USA.

Leigh Delaware Holdings is further targetting recycling with its plan to buy J.E. Herndon Co, which sources and reprocesses cotton by-products, and sells the resulting fibres. 

A bioresorbable wound dressing comprising a nonwoven fabric containing growth and differentiation factor proteins has been developed by Biopharm of Eppelheim and Freudenberg of Weinheim, both in Ge

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