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The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded a US$73.7-million contract to Made In Space Inc to demonstrate the viability of the automated manufacture and assembly of spa

Continuous glass fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite sheets from Lanxess of Cologne, Germany, are being used to produce the large front-end support structure for the Mercedes-Benz GLE sports u

A pair of water-based polyurethane (PU) textile coatings has been launched by Archroma of Reinach, Switzerland.

A multifunctional wallcovering system that combines aesthetic and acoustic properties has been developed by dQconcepts of Voorburg, and Dutchcreen of Roosendaal, The Netherlands.

Engineers from the UK’s University of Edinburgh and Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, in St Gallen have manufactured a thin artificial skin from nanofibres.

A process to screen-print circuits that are stretchable and washable onto flexible substrates for use in wearable technologies, including medical applications, has been developed by Conductive Tran

A positively charged viscose fibre specifically designed for use in disinfectant wipes has won the World of Wipes Innovation Award at the recent INDA show (25-27 June, Atlanta, GA

Engel of Schwertberg, Austria, is to use its stand at K 2019 to showcase an overmoulding cell that employs infrared (IR) radiation to heat-up and form three continuous fibre-reinforced the

A range of disperse dyes for the colouration of polyester (PES) fibres and microfibres, and PES/elastane blends, has been launched by Archroma of Reinach, Switzerland.

A lightweight polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fibre-based nonwoven wheelarch liner that absorbs tyre noise has been launched by Autoneum of Winterthur, Switzerland.

Looking to emulate and support soft tissues such as muscles and tendons, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed pliable, three-dimensionally (3D) printed mesh

OCSiAl, which claims to be the world’s largest manufacturer of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), was recently added to the CB Insights Global Unicorn Club, a list of start-up companies valued at US

A method for producing automotive seat covers from trilaminate foams has been developed by Magna International of Aurora, Ontario, Canada.

Nanomedic of in Lod, Israel, is launching what it describes as the first portable system for the electrospinning of nanofibrous wound dressings.

Global hygiene and health group Essity is investing SEK400 million (US$42 million) in a facility for the production of pulp from fibre derived from plant-based agricultural by-products.

The digitization of the supply chain for the production of textiles and the impact of the textiles industry on the environment will be key themes at the Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (Dornbirn

Two novel, lightweight wing designs have been tested by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR)  as part of a European Union (EU)-funded project.

An efficient weaving machine feeder designed for use in the production of reinforcements for composites has been launched by IRO AB of Ulricehamn, Sweden.

Glass fibre-reinforced polyamide (PA) 6s from Lanxess are being used in the high-volume manufacture of lightweight shells for the electronically adjustable rear seats in Audi’s A8 sedan.

Hospitals are supposed to put a patient on an antibiotic drip within an hour if sepsis is suspected, but research by BBC News suggests a quarter of patients in England wait longer.

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