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Temperature-responsive textiles that can be used to create self-fitting garments that only require body heat to function have been developed by researchers at the University of Minnesota in Minneap

A technology for refrigeration based on the twisting and untwisting of fibres has been demonstrated by researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas in the USA and Nankai University in China.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö of Helsinki, Finland, has launched the TrustShield range of single-use medical fabrics that provide protection against surgical lasers, chemicals and chemotherapy drugs.

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) believes that its structural electronics research will allow dashboards to be replaced by curved screens and enable drivers to customise interiors with colour-changing body

The Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute (NIRI) in Leeds, UK, has purchased a new airlaying machine that will be used for the pilot-scale manufacture of nonwovens.

Technical textiles specialist Arville has purchased manufacturer of replacement filter products, Delta Filter Services Ltd.

As the aerospace industry renews its focus on space travel, there is a growing need for innovation in the area of thermal protective systems (TPSs) says Tex Tech Industries of Portland, Maine, USA.

Demand for wipes used in healthcare settings is expected to increase by 3.8% per year to US$594 million in 2023, according to a new study published by Freedonia of Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

A lightweight textile made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fibres that can both block and absorb sound waves has been developed for use in automotive engine bays by Autoneum of Winterthur, Sw

A composite textile that can be heat-cured to form a rigid, non-flammable, heat-resistant and thermally insulating protective wrap or cover (14) has been developed by Saprex Advanced Solutions of G

A simple process for converting waste cotton into high-value nanofibres has been developed at the University of British Colombia (UBC) in Vancouver, USA.

A simplified front-end part for motor vehicles has been developed by Porsche of Stuttgart, Germany.

A range of graphene-enhanced prepregs that can be used to provide protection from lightning strikes has been launched by Haydale of Ammanford, UK. 

Osmotex has established a partnership with WidePlus for the mass-production of a membrane technology that actively draws sweat away from its wearer's inner garments.

A collection of fabrics made predominantly from bio-based fibres has been launched by Lenzing and DuPont Biomaterials.

A lightweight energy-harvester for scavenging energy from human motion, generating a sustainable supply of power from walking, has been developed in Hong Kong, China.

“Disparate and frequently unclear” regulations are slowing and, in some cases, preventing the use of composites in the UK—restricting the growth of a potential multi-billion-pound benefit to the na

A multilayer composite component for the rotor blades of wind turbines has been developed by Wobben Properties.

Two upholstery manufacturers in Bursa, Turkey, have installed the latest version of Baldwin Technology’s spray applicator for fabric finishing (TexCoat G4).

Labels for workwear and uniforms designed to show that their safety, quality and durability have been thoroughly tested have been launched by Hohenstein of Bönnigheim, Germany.

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