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3M has completed the sale of its ballistic-protection business to Avon Rubber Plc for US$91 million.

Smart textile-based heart-rate monitors that perform as well as the traditional electrodes used for such applications are being developed by researchers from Draper of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and

A short-sleeved men's top that provides compression while being highly flexible, so that it supports muscles and joints, improving proprioception (the sense of self-movement and body position) and

Smart-textiles specialist Myant of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has entered into a joint venture with Osmotex AG of Thalwil, Switzerland, to commercialise the latter's Hydro_Bot active membrane techno

Researchers at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Espoo, Finland, have used an optical fibre made of cellulose to create a prototype sensor that, in the future, may be used to detect changes in t

Antimicrobial dressings for treating biofilms in wounds have been developed by Argentum Medical of Geneva, Illinois, USA.

Water-based nanofibres coated with photovoltaic nanomaterials being developed at Aarhus University in Denmark could be used to regenerate brain and heart cells in the human body.

HaptX has announced a strategic partnership with Advanced Input Systems and has secured US$12 million in funding from investors for the production of its haptic-feedback gloves (HaptX Gloves).

While men are more prone to inguinal hernias owing to their narrow and deep pelvis, there is a disparity between the sexes in terms of how they respond to mesh implantation.

A prosthesis for use as a wall reinforcement in parietal and/or visceral surgery has been developed by Medtronic Sofradim Production of Trévoux, France. The device is said to retain its three-dimen

A dressing that facilitates the rapid healing of wounds is disclosed by Healthko of Boca Raton, Florida, USA.

In an effort to strengthen its marketing activities in North America, particularly in the automotive industry, Asahi Kasei has opened an office in Novi, Michigan, USA.

The improvement and expansion of programmes for mattress recycling in the USA are the goals of a long-term research partnership established by Covestro and the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) Cali

Coal-tar pitch is to be transformed into high-value carbon fibre for use in aircraft, automobiles, sporting goods and other high-performance applications through a project funded in part by the US

SGL Carbon and the Hyundai Motor Group are to extend an agreement that sees the former supply nonwoven gas-diffusion layers for use in the latter's fuel cells.

A testing instrument for determining the drying rate of textiles has been launched by James Heal of Halifax, UK.

In preparation for the production of its fully electric iNEXT car, the BMW Group is investing around €400 million in its largest European production plant in Dingolfing, Germany.  

A facility for the development and manufacture of propeller systems with all-composite blades has been inaugurated in Brockworth, UK, by Dowty Propellers.

The organiser of one of the world’s biggest conferences for fibres has announced plans for its first-ever satellite event, to be held Asia.

Freudenberg Group is to sell its South American Hygiene nonwovens business to Fitesa for an undisclosed sum.

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