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Mitsui & Co Ltd has bought additional shares in a manufacturer of plastic-lined carbon fibre reinforced-plastic (CFRP) pressure cylinders, Hexagon Composites ASA, for NOK123 million (about €12.

A fabric development service has been launched by technical textiles specialist, HeiQ of Zurich, Switzerland.

A sound attenuation sheet designed to reduce noise in automotive applications while being lighter in weight than existing products has been developed by Pritex, a manufacturer of acoustic and therm

Hyosung Advanced Materials Corp is to invest 46.8 billion won (about €36.5 million) to expand its carbon fibre production plant in JeonJu, South Korea.

A method for producing carbon nanofibres that are tailored in terms of their mechanical and chemical characteristics to be used as anode materials in lithium-ion batteries has been developed by Aks

Two countries in the European Union (EU) are supporting a standard for assessing the flushability of wet wipes according to its developers, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) a

A way to measure how the three-dimensional (3D) alignment of molecules in a material changes in response to applied force has been developed in Maryland, USA.

Carbios of Clermont-Ferrand, France, reports that it has successfully produced the first polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles made of 100% purified terephthalic​ acid (rPTA), which is made thro

Teijin Ltd has agreed to acquire US manufacturer and supplier of highly heat-resistant thermoset prepregs for the aerospace industry Renegade Materials Corp.

Researchers from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) and the University of Berne, Switzerland,  are developing smart textile sensors to help prevent the occur

Researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) have developed a fibre that combines the elasticity of rubber with the strength of a metal and could be incorporated into textiles, composites

Innova Imagen of Monterry, Mexico, will investigate using waste from tequila manufacturing, and other feedstocks, as the basis of manufacturing polyester after winning exclusive rights to evaluate

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, reports that it has approved one of the first international standards for electronic te

Microsoft has been working to develop smart textiles for a number of years and has now been awarded a patent for methods of producing textile-base

Details of a geotextile rendered electrically conductive using graphene have been outlined by Imagine Intelligent Materials (IM) of North Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

A long-lasting industrial fabric designed to support fibre webs in a processing machine, such as a paper machine or a pulp machine, has been developed by Valmet Technologies.

The developer of a novel pultrusion process claims that it is capable of producing affordable carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) parts in high-enough volumes for the mainstream automotive indus

A carbon nanotube (CNT)-coated fabric that could dynamically regulate the temperature of its wearer is being developed by researchers at the University of Maryland in College Park, USA.

A method of producing regenerated cellulose fibres that is claimed to be cheaper and more efficient than conventional processes has been disclosed by

A shaped nonwoven for an absorbent article has been developed by Unicharm of Tokyo, Japan.

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