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Larger quantities of microfibres are shed by items of clothing while they are being worn than when they are washed, according to research undertaken in Italy and the UK.

Lenzing says that its increased focus on speciality fibres has enabled it to weather a drastic drop in prices for standard viscose during 2019.

Ossia of Bellevue, Washington, USA, a developer of wireless power technology for such as automotive electronics, has entered into a partnership with Saint-Gobain of Courbevoie, France.

Royal DSM, SABIC and UPM Biofuels have formed a partnership with the aim of reducing the environmental impact of DSM's ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre (Dyneema). 

Ways in which the performance of the cage nets employed in fish farming can be improved are being explored by Monforts at its Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) in Mönchengladbach, Germany.

Additive manufacturing (AM) techniques and nanotechnology have been exploited in the development of a durable, flexible sensor for wearable devices by researchers at the University of Waterloo in O

4M Carbon Fiber Corp of Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, says that its atmospheric plasma oxidation technology has been shown to be capable of producing strong carbon fibre three-times faster than is pos

Scotland is set to become the world’s first country to make feminine hygiene products freely available to women of all ages.

An intumescent nonwoven veil from Technical Fibre Products is being used by Valmont Industries in the manufacture of its composite transmission and distribution poles.

Automotive tyres, field-hockey sticks and filaments for additive manufacturing (AM) are just some of the applications being explored for graphene nanoplatelets from XG Sciences of Lansing, Michigan

Flexible, durable, and electrochemically and electromechanically active cellulose yarns, which can be knitted into fabrics that have the same fit and feel as conventional textiles, are being develo

Vehicle-seating supplier Adient has entered into an agreement to sell its automotive fabrics manufacturing business to Asahi Kasei subsidiary Sage Automotive Interiors for US$175 million.

A wearable device can significantly reduce the heat signature of its wearer when viewed through night-vision devices, even when the ambient temperature changes. 

The world’s first re-usable plastic spin-on oil-filter module for cars has been developed by BASF and Hengst.

A thermal processing method for the moulding of components, such as medical devices, from regenerated silk has been developed by researchers at the Tufts University School of Engineering in Medford

The Center for Environmental and Human Health Effects of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) is to be established by researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh, USA.

Automotive-textiles and seating-components manufacturer Tesca has bought Tuchfabrik Willy Schmitz, also a supplier of automotive fabrics, for an undisclosed sum.

Beaulieu Fibres International will introduce a bicomponent fibre for soft cushioned hygiene nonwovens at Index20, which is scheduled to be

FESPA Global Print Expo is the latest major exhibition to be postponed as a result of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Karl Mayer Group has finalised an agreement to buy flat-knitting machinery manufacturer Stoll.

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