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A dual-action thermoregulating finish that reduces the temperature of surfaces to which it is applied by up to 3°C has been launched by HeiQ of Zurich, Switzerland.  

What is claimed to be the first offshore nacelle to be made from natural fibre-reinforced composites (NFCs) has recently been delivered to Delft Offshore Turbine of The Netherlands where its perfor

Innovations in aramids are accelerating at a time when the market for fibres made from these materials is set to increase in size by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.7% between 2021 and 20

Manufacturer of natural fibres for the global nonwovens industry, Bast Fibre Technologies (BFT), has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a facility for processing natural fibres, Lumbert

Vestas of Aarhus, Denmark, has established a service for recycling wind-turbine blades in the USA and is keen to offer similar services in other countries where the local recycling infrastructure i

Methods for determining the effects of strains and stresses on both pristine carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and CNT fibres are being developed by researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, USA. 

Developer of a process that enables fibres to be produced from cellulosic biomass, Spinnova, is to a use a line from Rieter to spin yarns at its research and development (R&D) facility in Jyväs

A tool (called Impact Calculator) that will enable manufacturers of textiles and textile products to gauge the impact that their operations have on the environment has been launched by the Oeko-Tex

A long, fibre-based lithium-ion battery that could be woven into fabrics is being developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, USA. 

In order to manage existing and new projects more efficiently, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) has split one of its most active research committees, AATCC RA63, W

Karl Mayer of Obertshausen, Germany, has developed an automatic return device that makes changing guide bars on its HKS 3-M ON tricot machine easier than would otherwise be the case. 

A prototype patch featuring flaps that open automatically in response to the presence of moisture and close again when dry has been developed by researchers at Duke University in Durham, North Caro

Huntsman Corp of The Woodlands, Texas, USA, is to conduct a strategic review of its Textile Effects division, and may even consider its sale. 

Novel, sustainable door-pulls made from artificial silk fibre are being used by Mercedes-Benz of Stuttgart, Germany, in its latest concept car, the Vision EQXX.  

US-based developer of antibacterial wound dressings, Hydrofera, has been acquired by hygiene and health company Essity.

Distributor of speciality chemicals, IMCD NV, has signed an agreement to acquire provider of chemicals and additives in Austria and Southeast Europe, Polychem Handelsges mbH. 

Hygiene and health company Essity has acquired developer of waterproof cast liners for the US market, AquaCast Liner. 

As it is forced to increase the prices it charges for its products, Kelheim Fibres is calling on the Government of Germany to take immediate steps to mitigate the impact of recent, extraordinary in

Colzate, Italy-based machinery builder Itema Group has completed the acquisition of Italian producer of composite components for use in such as weaving machines and aerospace applications, Lamiflex

A novel method for improving the toughness of plastics that could eventually prove useful for the production of body armour and bulletproof glass is being developed by researchers in the USA.