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The increasing use of sustainable sources of energy will be a key theme to be explored at the 63rd Dornbirn Global Fibre Congress (GFC), which takes place in the Austri

Yarns based on biobased polyethylene furanoate (PEF) are to be developed for use in mattresses by Avantium in partnership with Auping, Monosuisse and Antex.

Trelleborg Group is to invest US$30 million in a new facility in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, USA, for the production of coated fabrics.

UK-based digital textile-dyeing company Alchemie Technology has opened an office in Taiwan to carry out servicing and commissioning work for its customers there.

Bludenz, Austria-based manufacturer of technical textiles, TFE Textil GmbH, is using its polyester (PES) manufacturing waste to produce yarns.

Cygnet Texkimp has delivered a multi-mode filament-winding cell has been delivered to TWI’s Materials Integrity Centre in Middlesbrough, UK, where it will be used to develop, validate and commercia

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) and The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) have signed a collaboration agreement to provide training courses to the nonwovens industry.

In the presence of water or humidity, the bioplastic polylactic acid (PLA) will fully hydrolyse, and no persistent nano- or microplastics will remain or accumulate in the environment, according to

A pilot-scale line for the production of carbon fibre from bitumen is to be supplied to Alberta Innovates by Harper International.

The developer of a continuous thread-colouring unit for embroidery machines, Coloreel Group AB of Jönköping, Sweden, has filed for bankruptcy.

Nanollose is to supply its lyocell fibres (called Nullarbor), which it produces from microbial cellulose (MC) sourced from industrial organic and agricultural waste, to Paradise Textiles, the mater

A lightweight, durable and thermally stable outer shell for fire service apparel has been developed by TenCate Protective Fabrics, of Nijverdal, The Netherlands, and Charlotte, North Carolina, USA-

Flexible, elastic electronic devices, such as temperature sensors and light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which could be incorporated into textiles, are being developed by researchers at Nottingham Trent

A simple method for creating clothing that can sense body movement and relies on processes currently used for the manufacture of garments is being developed by researchers at the University of Bris

An easily recyclable, sound-absorbing polyester (PES) side-trim element for the boots (trunks) of vehicles has been launched by Autoneum of Winterthur, Switzerland.

A range of fluorocarbon-free, hydrophobic filtration materials has been launched for gas-turbine air-intake, air-pollution control, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) application

Core-sheath fibres that could be used to create sutures, wound dressings and textile implants capable of administering substances into the human body precisely, locally and over extended periods of

The Karl Mayer Group, of Obertshausen, Germany, claims to have recorded "an important victory" in its fight against product piracy in China.

Karl Mayer Technical Textiles, of Chemnitz, Germany, reports significant interest in its latest knitting machine (Max Glass Eco) for the production of non-crimp fabrics made from glass fibres.

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