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Gurit has sold its automotive business (Gurit Hungary Kft in Székesfehérvár) to composite parts manufacturer Carbopress SpA.

Polish nonwovens producer Novita has started up a new hydroentanglement (spunlace) line at its plant in Zielona Góra, which will allow the company to target new markets, such as hygiene and medical

Thread manufacturer Coats is working with lighting specialist Osram to launch a washable, lightweight and customisable light-emitting diode (LED)-based system (Coats Signal Active Illumination) for

Technologies that can reduce the environmental impact of the nonwovens industry, produce bulky and soft nonwovens, and manufacture high-quality adult incontinence products will be among the highlig

DiloGroup of Eberbach, Germany, will use Index 20 to show its latest developments for the production of nonwovens—from fibre opening to the finished felt.

A comprehensive range of mesh and spiral fabric belts for the forming, drying and bonding of nonwovens is to be showcased at Index 20 by GKD - Gebr. Kufferath AG (GKD) of Düren, Germany.

A lightweight and translucent textile-based façade that can remove nitrogen oxides (NO and NO2)  from the air has been developed for use on buildings by researchers in Germany.

Index will once again play host to an awards ceremony dedicated to excellence in the nonwovens and related industries, which is being organised by EDANA of Brussels, Belgium.

A lightweight seatback for a sportscar has been produced from a combination of carbon fibre-reinforced prepreg and wood fibre-reinforced plastic by Hexcel and NaCa Systems.

Pharr has completed the sale of its Fibers & Yarns and Phenix Flooring divisions to Mannington Mills.

International Fibres Group (IFG) of Danderyd, Sweden, is to exhibit at Index for the first time.

Adient and Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems are to make changes to their existing relationships, one of which will see the former sell its 30% stake in Yanfeng Global Automotive Interior Systems (YF

A quick, cheap and highly productive process for the conversion of a wide variety of carbon sources – including coal, food waste and plastic –  into flakes of graphene is being developed by researc

A company dedicated to the research and development (R&D), testing and sale of composite and multimaterial automotive components is to be established in Wuppertal, Germany, by Teijin.

A method for the analysis of microfibre shedding from textiles has been developed by Hohenstein of Bönnigheim, Germany.

An airlaying machine recently purchased by The Nonwoven Innovation and Research Centre (NIRI) in Leeds, UK, will be used in the pilot-scale manufacture of nonwovens from natural fibres.

A tailored fibre placement (TFP) cell has been installed by Carbon ThreeSixty at its facility in Chippenham, UK.

An implantable prosthesis for repairing anatomical defects, such as a tissue- or muscle-wall defect, particularly a groin hernia, has been developed by Bard of Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA.

A protective jacket with pockets and removable sleeves for use by professionals in a hospital or healthcare setting has been developed by Nuno Antunes of Matosinhos, Portugal.

Ahead of JEC World 2020, EconCore has announced that it has licensed its technology for the production of lightweight thermoplastic honeycomb cores to two companies; Low & Bonar and Ko

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