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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.

Hospitals are supposed to put a patient on an antibiotic drip within an hour if sepsis is suspected, but research by BBC News suggests a quarter of patients in England wait longer.

A prototype electronic patch has been produced using breathable thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) films by researchers at the Holst Centre and Covestro. 

A wearable patch based on a soft and stretchable piezoelectric polymer could make heart health monitoring easier and more accurate than is possible using existing electrocardiograph (ECG) machines—

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.

Covestro, together with the Institute of Textile Technology (ITA) at RWTH Aachen University and various textile manufacturers, have succeeded in making elastic fibres from carbon dioxide (CO2

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

Composite hydrophobic insulation in which glass fibres and a fluoropolymer are interspersed has been developed by Lewis Dill and Chengjun Zhou of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.

ELG Carbon Fibre is working with sailing team INEOS Team UK to ensure sustainable materials and practices are incorporated into its build programme for the 2021 America’s Cup.

Hexcel, Progen and Future Aerospace have opened a joint-venture laboratory and materials testing facility in Shanghai, China.

Hyosung Corp of Seoul, South Korea, and Saudi Aramco of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the building of carbon fibre plants.

HP Inc (formerly Hewlett-Packard) of Palo Alto, California, USA, has opened a three-dimensional (3D) printing and digital manufacturing centre in Barcelona, Spain.

A tufted floor mat or carpet with a reduced tuft profile on its back surface has been developed by Milliken & Co of Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA.

A method for manufacturing a water-resistant nonwoven from nanofibres has been developed by Spiber of Yamagata, and Kojima Industries of Toyota-shi, both in Japan.

A nonwoven has been developed for the protection of electronic information carriers by the Technical University of Liberec and Večerník of Pěnčín, both in the Czech Republic.

Drones and crawling robots that can inspect composite wind turbine blades non-invasively for hidden damage faster and in more detail than is possible using traditional inspection cameras are being

Saurer has already sold a number of it latest air-spinning machines, called Autoairo, which it launched at ITMA in Barcelona, Spain, on 20–26 June 2019.

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