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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

UK-based Jiva Materials and French nonwovens manufacturer EcoTechnilin have claimed Innovation Awards at the 2019 editions of JEC World and JEC Asia for their development

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

A range of narrow woven base materials for smart textile products have been developed by Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM) of Bally, Philadelphia, USA. 

Radio-frequency (RF) transistors capable of operating at frequencies of over 100 GHz have been fabricated using carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for the first time by Carbonics of Culver City, California, U

Researchers in the USA have developed a portable electrospinning device that can manufacture bandages and apply them directly to a wound.

Suunto of Vantaa, Finland,​ has introduced a version of its wearable motion and biometrics sensor for medical applications, called Movesense MD.

Nanobionic was selected as one of ten finalists in the 2019 US National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA)'s iTech innovation competition. 

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 on 1

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%.

Toray Industries claims to have created the world’s first carbon fibre with a nanosized continuous pore structure.

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

A warp-knitted surgical mesh that incorporates a nanoscale 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

Wearable technology is being used to collect and assess data on movement and activity in a study evaluating a potential treatment for chorea associated with Huntington's disease, a hereditary neuro

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