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Manufacturer of polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymers, NatureWorks, is to open a new headquarters and research and development (R&D) facility in Plymouth, Minnesota, USA. 

A method for incorporating sensors into carbon-fibre reinforcement fabrics so that they can collect data about the processes used to make composite parts from them has been developed by researchers

The owner of ITMA 2023, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATEX), has launched an initiative to support start-up companies that wish to exhibit at the show. 

Two manufacturing sites operated by the Hygiene Fibers Division of Indorama Ventures (IVL), of Bangkok, Thailand, have been awarded International Sustainability Carbon Certification (ISCC) Plus cer

BASF is to increase capacity for the production of polyamide (PA) 66 at its facility in Freiburg, Germany, and is to build a plant for the production of hexamethylene diamine (HMD), a precursor for

A non-biocidal finish that reduces the build-up and retention of odours in natural and synthetic fabrics has been launched by Sciessent of Beverly, Massachusetts, USA.

A single vented tumble dryer can discharge up to 120 million microfibres into the air each year - considerably more than is discharged into sewers and drains by a washing machine – according to a p

A fibre-laying process that enables the rapid and efficient production of composite footplates and toe caps for use in footwear has been launched by Coats of Uxbridge, UK. 

Solvay and Trillium Renewable Chemicals have signed a letter of intent to develop a supply chain for bio-based acrylonitrile (bio-ACN) for the manufacture of carbon fibre.

A coating that can be used to impart antibacterial and antiviral functionality to various types of surfaces, including textiles, has been developed by Nippon Shokubai of Osaka and Tokyo, Japan, and

Ukrainian manufacturer of household and hygiene products, Biosphere Corp, has ordered a high-capacity hydroentanglement line from Andritz Group.

A range of durable fabrics made from pre-consumer recycled polyamide (PA) 66 fibres has been launched by Invista, of Wichita, Kansas, USA, through its Cordura brand.   

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

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