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A range of perfluorochemical (PFC)-free durable water-repellent (DWR) treatment for textiles that is resistant to dry cleaning has been launched by HeiQ.

In response to increasing demand from suppliers of automotive interiors and information technology (IT) accessories,  Asahi Kasei is increase production of artificial suede (Lamous) at its plant in

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded a US$73.7 million contract to Made In Space Inc to demonstrate the viability of the automated manufacture and assembly of spa

A pair of water-based polyurethane (PU) textile coatings has been launched by Archroma of Reinach, Switzerland.

Engineers from the UK’s University of Edinburgh and Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, in St Gallen, Switzerland, have manufactured a thin artificial skin from n

A process to screen-print circuits that are stretchable and washable onto flexible substrates for use in wearable technologies, including medical applications, has been developed by Conductive Tran

A positively charged viscose fibre specifically designed for use in disinfectant wipes has won the World of Wipes Innovation Award at the recent INDA show (25-27 June, Atlanta, GA

A range of disperse dyes for the colouration of polyester (PES) fibres and microfibres, and PES/elastane blends, has been launched by Archroma of Reinach, Switzerland.

A lightweight polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fibre-based nonwoven wheelarch liner that absorbs tyre noise has been launched by Autoneum of Winterthur, Switzerland.

OCSiAl, which claims to be the world’s largest manufacturer of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), was recently added to the CB Insights Global Unicorn Club, a list of start-up companies valued at US

A method for producing automotive seat covers from trilaminate foams has been developed by Magna International of Aurora, Ontario, Canada.

Global hygiene and health group Essity is investing SEK400 million (US$42 million) in a facility for the production of pulp from fibre derived from plant-based agricultural by-products.

The digitization of the supply chain for the production of textiles and the impact of the textiles industry on the environment will be key themes at the Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (Dornbirn

Two novel, lightweight wing designs have been tested by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR)  as part of a European Union (EU)-funded project.

An efficient weaving machine feeder designed for use in the production of reinforcements for composites has been launched by IRO AB of Ulricehamn, Sweden.

Glass fibre-reinforced polyamide (PA) 6s from Lanxess are being used in the high-volume manufacture of lightweight shells for the electronically adjustable rear seats in Audi’s A8 sedan.

Novel approaches to the recycling of wind turbine blades are to be developed through a newly formed partnership between a trio of industry associations based in Brussels, Belgium.

A production plant for lyocell fibres with an annual capacity of 100 kt is to be built in Thailand, at a cost of €400 million, by Lenzing Group of Lenzing, Austria.

Teijin Ltd is to buy tier one composite parts supplier Benet Automotive sro from Jet Investment. The terms of the deal will not be disclosed.

Automotive technology company Faurecia is to create a facility for hydrogen storage systems at its research and development (R&D) centre in Bavans, France.