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Oerlikon Barmag finished its first day at ITMA (in Barcelona, Spain; 20–26 June 2019) having received a significant order for its latest texturing machine (eAFK Evo) from Unifi Manufacturi

Following a year of discussions, the Global Chemical Industry Round Table (GCIRT) and the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation have agreed to work together to promote the widespr

Milliken & Co, a producer of performance and protective textiles, speciality chemicals and floorcoverings, has acquired Andover Healthcare, a manufacturer of cohesive bandages and compression s

A radio-frequency (RF) dryer for manufacturers of nonwoven battings and hydrophilic foams has been launched by Radio Frequency Co of Millis, Massachusetts, USA.

The world's first welded carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) pressure bulkhead for a single-aisle aircraft is being developed by engineers at Premium Aerotec of Augsburg, Germany.

Spirit AeroSystems has disclosed details of the work being undertaken at its facility in Prestwick, UK, on the fabrication and assembly of leading edges, wing boxes and lower wing covers for Airbus

A composite–metal anti-roll bar for trucks and trains is being developed by a research consortium in the UK.

By using sodium as a catalyst rather than the more conventional iron, researchers in the USA have shown that carbon nanotubes (CNTs) can be grown at significantly lower temperatures than are usuall

A project in the UK has been set-up to develop soft, wearable devices to help elderly and disabled people walk and move from sitting to standing in comfort and safety.

A developer and manufacturer of a novel three-dimensional (3D) carbon fibre reinforcement for the production of impact resistant and durable composites has this year raised US$1.75 million in fundi

For the first time on a commercial basis, polyurethane (PU) raw materials from Covestro have been used for the production of wind blades.

Researchers in the USA are taking inspiration from the shield (known as a telson) found in the tail of the mantis shrimp to design impact-resistant composites.

A cheap, sensor-packed glove that captures pressure signals as its wearer interacts with objects has been developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, U

US companies Raytheon Co of Waltham, Massachusetts, and United Technologies Corp of Farmington, Connecticut, are to merge through a transaction that is expected to close in the first half of 2020.

Researchers in the USA have demonstrated that vehicle armour made using composite metal foam (CMF) can stop large-calibre ball and armour-piercing rounds as effectively as conventional steel armour

Stretchable electronic circuits from Conductive Transfers are being used by Atlantic Therapeutics in shorts it has developed for treating bladder weakness in women (Innovo).

A method for manufacturing light-producing automotive interior trim parts has been developed by Benecke-Kaliko of Hanover, Germany.

A lightweight yet effective ballistic protection material that is more comfortable to wear that existing solutions has been developed by Blücher of Erkrath, Germany.

Cheap and safe charge-storage elements such as capacitors have been fabricated on textiles using nanomaterial inks by researchers at the University of Cambridge in the UK.

Wearable devices that harvest energy from movement are not a new idea, but a nanomaterial created at Rice University in Houston, Texas, USA, may make them more practical.