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Technology that enables the production of lyocell fibres for nonwovens from pulp derived from pre-consumer cotton scraps (from such as garment manufacture) and wood pulp has been developed by Lenzi

A company for the manufacture, sale and servicing of warp preparation machines and creels in India is to be established by Karl Mayer, Rabatex Industries and ATE.

The development of an all-thermoplastic drive-shaft with an integral, overmoulded gear won herone GmbH of Dresden, Germany, an Innovation Award in the Aerospace category at JE

An electrospinning process that enables the production of highly ordered scaffolding, which could be used as a substrate on which to grow biological cells – such as fibroblasts – of uniform shape a

A new machine for the production of vertically lapped (V-Lap) nonwovens has been installed at The Nonwovens Innovation & Rese

Japanese chemical company Asahi Kasei is to expand capacity for spunbond polypropylene (PP) nonwovens in Thailand with the addition of a production line at its subsidiary Asahi Kasei Spunbond (Thai

Strong braided multifilament sutures that contain cross-linked filaments formed using click chemistry have been developed by Covidien, a subsidiary of Medtronic.

An absorbent wound dressing for wrapping around curved or irregularly shaped parts of the body, such as jointed limbs, has been developed by Brightwake of Kirkby-in-Ashfield, UK.

A series of raschel machines for bonding nonwoven webs while permitting characteristics, such as elasticity and high volume, that are not possible when using chemical bonding has been launched by K

NXTNano of Kansas City, Missouri, USA, has started to install its third line for the production of nanofibres, which will increase its annual capacity for the manufacture of high-efficiency air-fil

A carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) moulding compound from Hexcel of Stamford, Connecticut, USA, has been used to produce an automotive transmission cross-member using what the company claims

IBM has announced partnerships with a number of companies, including Mitsufuji Corp, to further develop wearable technologies for monitoring worker safety in hazardous environments, .

A prosthesis for the laparoscopic repair of an inguinal hernia is described by Sofradim Production of Trévoux, France, a subsidiary of Medtronic.

A mesh for the repair of defects in muscular structures, particularly for repairing hernias, has been developed by Insightra Medical of Clarksville, Tennessee, USA.

A unidirectional (UD) carbon fibre fabric that can be used to create the thick laminates necessary for the production of long wind turbine blades has been developed by Ahlstrom-Munksjö of Stockholm

At the international exhibition and conference for the printed electronics industry LOPEC, the increasing use of sensors for medical applications, smart textiles and organic light-emitting

A self-adhesive band for use in a compression stocking or sock has been developed by Ganzoni & Cie of St Gallen, Switzerland, a subsidiary of Sigvaris.

The first centre in the world designed to carry-out large-scale fatigue testing of composite tidal turbine blades is to be built in the UK as part of a partnership between the University of Edinbur

A lightweight textile-reinforced flexible hose has been developed by FITT of Sandrigo, Italy. In particular this could be a garden hose or irrigation hose.

A UK company has moved into new laboratory and office facilities to support plans to bring its graphene coatings for water filtration media to market.