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A stent-graft prosthesis that can be assembled at its site of implantation, rather than being pre-manufactured, has been developed by Swiss Capital – Engineering of Zürich, Switzerland.

In the future, marquees, tarpaulins and sun sails may not only protect objects and people from the sun, but might also generate solar power, as large, pliable, textile-based solar cells are current

Tencel lyocell fibres from cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing are being used to help improve the quality of life for “butterfly children”.

A calcium alginate fabric that can be used as a wound dressing has been developed by Qingdao Bright Moon Seaweed Group.

Following the signing of a year-long contract extension, SGL Carbon is to supply carbon fibre prepregs to Elbe Flugzeugwerke for the manufacture of the Airbus A350 cabin’s floor panels until the en

Print-on-demand apparel and e-commerce specialist Spreadshirt Group of Greensburg, Philadelphia, USA, plans to invest US$10 million in digital printing technology over the next two years.

United Global of Singapore has formed a joint venture with M-TechX of Tokyo, Japan, to operate a nanofibre manufacturing plant in Indonesia.

A glass fibre-reinforced polyamide (PA) 6 from Lanxess is being used by Leopold Kostal GmbH & Co KG to produce steering-column-switch housings for various models of Ford’s Fiesta, Focus and Eco

A silicone gel-coated wound dressing in which the substrate surfaces have different levels of tackiness – making it easier to apply – has been developed by KCI USA of San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Toray Industries of Tokyo, Japan, claims to have created the world’s most effective nanofiltration membrane.

The smart textiles subcommittee of ASTM International (known as D13.50) has approved its first standard, a compilation of industry terms.

Nanusens of London, UK, says that it is developing sensors using conventional complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology tht could revolutionise the wearable technology market.

A viscose fibre that could be used to prevent the counterfeiting of high-quality and expensive textiles, such as those made from organic cotton, has been developed by Kelheim Fibres of Kelheim, Ger

Flat-knitting machinery manufacturer Stoll is to relocate its headquarters to the outskirts of its home city of Reutlingen in Germany.

CHTC Fong’s Group is to establish a subsidiary in China that will focus on technologies for the automation of and data exchange between manufacturing technologies (Industry 4.0).

Fibre manufacturer Lenzing Group, based in Lenzing, Austria, aims to drastically reduce its carbon footprint over the next decades.

Covestro of Leverkusen, Germany, is investing in the manufacture of continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastics (CFRTPs) in response to growing demand for the materials from its customers.

Lenzing has completed work to expand and modernize its pulp plant in Lenzing, Austria.

In response to increasing demand for its flame-resistant products, Mount Vernon FR is to increase the production capacity of its facility in Trion, Georgia, USA, by 20%.

Digital printing specialist Electronics For Imaging (EFI) Inc has been bought by an affiliate of Siris Capital Group for approximately US$1.7 billion.