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Production of glass fibre-reinforced plastic (GFRP) in Europe will grow by around 2% (compared with 2017) to a tota

Ongoing research led by the US Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, could lead to the use of a biomass-derived acrylonitrile (ACN) precursor

A carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) chassis developed by KW Special Projects (KWSP) is to be used by Swedish car company Uniti for its affordable electric vehicle (EV), the Uniti One.

The [n]fibrecare-branded range of dry-to-the-touch nanofibre-based cosmetic face masks has recently been launched by Nanopharma of Pardubice, Cze

McLaren Automotive has opened its £50-million Composites Technology Centre in Sheffield, UK.

Having now sold over two million smart fabric sensors, BeBop Sensors of Berkeley, California, USA, has been been presented with the Best New Material Award at the IDTechEx Wearable USA

A flame-resistant fabric that is lightweight and complies with the relevant industrial standards for such personal protection garments has been developed by Invista of Wichita, Kansas, USA.

A lightweight and flexible protective padding system that can be incorporated into clothing has been developed by Hexaflex of Bernay, France.

A method for imparting long-lasting function to spunlaid fabrics has been developed by the Thüringisches Institut für Textil- und Kunststoff-Forschung (TITK) of Rudolstadt, Germany.

A pair of stiff and strong reinforced polyamides (PAs) for additive manufacturing applications has been launched by DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers of Wilmington, Delaware, USA.

A robotics and apparel start-up company that makes customized denim jeans on demand has developed a method of creating curvature in woven materials.

Tribexor is a fabric-based triboelectric sensing system that can be integrated into loose-fitting clothing to sense the flexion and extension of human joints, and the speed of their movements.

An inexpensive electrospinning method for producing nanofibres with nanoparticles of electrolyte embedded on their surfaces, which could be used in the manufacture of high-performance energy device

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a method for embroidering charge-storing patterns that they claim could be applied to any garment.

Lightweight carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) passenger dummies are being used by Ford Motor Co of Dearborn, Michigan, USA, and other carmakers to test various aspects of new vehicles during t

Abrasive products based on a large-denier nonwoven fibre web have been developed by 3M of St Paul, Minnesota, USA.

SABIC has launched a polypropylene (PP) resin for the production of meltblown fabrics used in personal hygiene applications.

Hygiene products maker Drylock Technologies of Zele, Belgium, has officially opened a facility in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA.

Nonwovens producer Berry Global of Evansville, Indiana, USA, has launched a range of soft nonwovens and films designed to deliver comfort in hygiene applications.

A vertical layer printing (VLP) method that enables large parts to be manufactured in one piece has been developed by Thermwood of Dale, Indiana, USA.

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