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A patch for repairing an intra-abdominal defect such as a hernia is disclosed by Jason Adams of Farmington, New Mexico, USA.

Advanced Flexible Composites (AFC), a manufacturer of high-performance coated fabrics based in Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA, has developed a highly heat-resistant and dimensionally stable fabri

Start-up companies will be invited to promote their businesses as part of the Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (Dornbirn-GFC), which will be held in Austria on 11–13 Septem

A surgical mesh with dimensionally stabilized pores has been developed by Atex Technologies of Pinebluff, North Carolina, USA.

Dyed cotton threads that change colour when exposed to a variety of gases have been developed by engineers at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, USA.

A three-layered wound dressing has been developed by Foshan United Medical Technologies of Foshan, China.

An absorbent cicatrization dressing for the treatment of chronic wounds has been developed by Laboratoires Urgo of Chenôve, France.

Nonwovens for the manufacture of electromagnetic interference (EMI)-shielding housings for electric vehicles (EVs) are being developed by Freudenberg Performance Materials and its sister company Fr

A non-adhesive wound dressing system for patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), a debilitating skin condition, has been developed by HidraMed Solutions of Galway, Ireland.

Researchers at the Holst Centre and DuPont Teijin Films have created what they claim to be a high-performance and cost-effective barrier film designed specifically for flexible photovoltaic (PV) ce

Alexium International Group Ltd has signed a memorandum of understanding that could see its flame-retardant for cotton and cellulose-based textiles (Alexiflam NF) being marketed, sold and manufactu

Industrial thread manufacturer Coats of Uxbridge, UK, has completed the opening of three research and development (R&D) centres.  

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.