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Lyocell fibres have been produced from post-consumer cotton waste by Lenzing of Lenzing, Austria, in what the company describes as an industry-first.

SGL Carbon and Solvay have entered into a joint development agreement to bring to market what they claim will be the first composites based on large-tow, intermediate modulus (IM) carbon fibre.

Over 1.2 t of waste carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) generated by America’s Cup contenders INEOS Team UK has been recycled by ELG Carbon Fibre, which has used the resulting materials to produ

Mikrosam is to deliver equipment for the development and manufacture of reinforced thermoplastic aircraft parts to GKN Fokker.

Pratt & Whitney (P&W) of East Hartford, Connecticut, USA, is to open a facility for the research and development (R&D) of ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) for use in aerospace applicati

Coats Group plc of Uxbridge, UK, has signed a binding agreement to purchase Pharr High Performance (Pharr HP), a supplier of yarn for protective apparel, including to the industrial thermal protect

Filc, a producer of needlepunched nonwovens and laminated materials for the automotive and construction industries, is to be acquired by Freudenberg Group of Weinheim, Germany.

Composite electrodes for structural supercapacitors have been developed by researchers at Texas A&M University of College Station, USA.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has agreed to sell its glass fibre reinforcement business in Mikkeli, Finland, to Vitrulan Composites Oy – a subsidiary of Vitrulan Group – for €6.5 million.

With furniture manufacturers looking to replace wood with other affordable, recyclable and easily processable materials, their attention is turning to the use of composites of natural and thermopla

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has invested US$21 million in a new manufacturing facility in Spartan, South Africa, which enables the company to make Always sanitary napkins in the country, accordi

With increasing energy costs leading to the development of a new standard for the assessment of the energy efficiency of filters, a multilayer filter medium has been developed in response by Johns

Two multiaxial glass fibre fabrics from SGL Carbon are being used by Airbus Helicopters to manufacture the five-blade rotor of its H145 helicopter.

At its Design Centre in Cologne, Germany, Ford is developing seamless three-dimensional (3D) knitting techniques that will enable its customers to design their own seat covers, add bespoke features

A multilayer wrap for the bundling of cables, wires and cords has been developed by Beiersdorf subsidiary Tesa, a manufacturer of self-adhesive products and systems.

Plastic Omnium of Levallois, France, reports that it has won a significant order from a German manufacturer for the development of 35-MPa (350-bar) hydrogen-storage tanks for use in buses.

A washable nonwoven cleaning towel that is said to provide excellent absorbency and durability, while having good hand (feel), has been developed by Amtex Innovations of Loveland, Ohio, USA.

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.