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In a move that could be significant for the technical textiles industry, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has unveiled its Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan

A thermally insulating composite housing for batteries used in electric vehicles has been developed by researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability (LBF)

Turkish manufacturer of reinforcement fabrics for composites Metyx Group is to boost production capacity at its site in Ranlo, North Carolina,

Haemostatic devices for promoting blood clotting are outlined in European Patent Publication EP3412320 by Z-Medica.

A US development programme has yielded what is believed to be the largest autoclave-capable tool to be produced using additive manufacturing. 

A biocompatible anti-adhesion surgical mesh for hernia repair has been developed by Samyang Biopharmaceuticals of Seoul, South Korea.

Carbon fibres with a uniform, porous structure have been produced for the first time by researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, USA.

Victrex has invested in novel mould-heating technology as it seeks to overcome existing challenges to the widespread use of thermoplastic composite parts.

A water-resistant, lightweight compression and/or retention bandage for use in orthopaedic applications has been developed by BSN Medical of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

Supplier of graphene nanoplatelets Haydale has joined a UK consortium established to develop advanced functionalized inks and applications for these materials.

A method for improving the noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) characteristics of aluminium vehicle subframes using carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) has earned its developers a nomination fo

A flame-retardant (FR), bio-resin-based prepreg has passed the stringent fire testing necessary for it to be used in trains that cannot be evacuated from the side, as is the case in many undergroun

An optimized compression bandage has been developed by Laboratoires Urgo of Chenôve, France.

A prototype extruder that can be used to recycle a wide range of materials has been developed by researchers at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in Espoo.

A polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) coating that imparts flame retardancy (FR) to substrates, without the need for additives or halogenated materials, has been launched by Lubrizol Corp.

Resin-infusion equipment for the manufacture of large composite parts has been installed at the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol, UK.

Yarns spun from staple fibres made with polymer derived from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles are to be supplied in Turkey by Kipas Mensucat Isletmeleri AS following the signing of

Karl Mayer Technische Textilien GmbH of Obertshausen, Germany, is to highlight its machinery for the manufacture of reinforcements for composites at JEC World.

A composite multilayer implantable structure has been developed by Maquet Cardiovascular of Wayne, New Jersey, USA.

A viscose fibre for disinfectant wipes is to be highlighted by Kelheim Fibres at IDEA 2019 as the company announces its intention to focus increasingly on the production of speciality fibr

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