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Albany International Corp has acquired CirComp GmbH, a developer and manufacturer of high-performance composite components.

An automated assembly line for the manufacture of bodies for lightweight commercial vehicles for the home-delivery sector from carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRPs) has been unveiled by Penso of

Multiaxial fabrics from Vectorply are being used to manufacture the pultruded carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) bumper beam for General Motors Co’s 2020 mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

An alliance to promote the role that fibre-based packaging can play in circular economies, thereby minimising their environmental impact, has been set-up by the Confederation of European Paper Indu

An inexpensive and long-lasting filter structure for the separation of water from fluids in internal combustion engine vehicles has been developed by UFI Innovation Center of Ala, Italy.

A faecal incontinence protection system received the Hygienix Innovation Award at the fifth edition of the Hygienix event for absorbent hygiene and personal care markets held in N

Conventional X-ray tubes could be used to investigate the physical structure of fibre-reinforced plastics following the development of a small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) technique by researchers

Honeywell of Morris Plains, New Jersey, USA, is increasing its capacity for the production of its ultra-high molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre (Spectra) by more than 20%.

Kimberly-Clark is to invest US$20 million to expand nonwovens production capacity at its manufacturing facility in Corinth, Missouri, USA, to support growth in the North American personal care mark

A warp-knitted surgical mesh that incorporates a nanotechnology surface treatment has received pre-market clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Graphene nanoplatelet manufacturer, XG Sciences Inc and producer of filaments for additive manufacturing (AM), Terrafilum have signed a joint development agreement to develop, produce and sell fila

Manufacturer of reinforcements for the tyre and construction industries, Kordsa has formed a partnership with the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) to develop

US recycled carbon fibre specialist Carbon Conversions Inc (CCI) is working with compatriot Dell to create lightweight and cost-effective carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) covers for laptop co

Wearable technology can be used to identify heart-rate irregularities that subsequent clinical evaluations confirmed to be atrial fibrillation, according to a study from the Stanford University Sch

BinNova Metal Fiber Technology (MFT) is a new company based in Jena, Germany, which is manufacturing metallic microfibres that are being converted into wetlaid nonwovens for applications in electro

Temperature-responsive textiles that can be used to create self-fitting garments that only require body heat to function have been developed by researchers at the University of Minnesota in Minneap

A technology for refrigeration based on the twisting and untwisting of fibres has been demonstrated by researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas in the USA and Nankai University in China.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö of Helsinki, Finland, has launched the TrustShield range of single-use medical fabrics that provide protection against surgical lasers, chemicals and chemotherapy drugs.

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) believes that its structural electronics research will allow dashboards to be replaced by curved screens and enable drivers to customise interiors with colour-changing body

The Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute (NIRI) in Leeds, UK, has purchased a new airlaying machine that will be used for the pilot-scale manufacture of nonwovens.

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