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Collaborative research into the design and manufacture of strong and lightweight materials for use by the automotive sector will be undertaken in the USA by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and

A drape for use in cranial surgical procedures has been developed by Medline Industries of Northfield, Illinois, USA.

A flame-retardant (FR) compound that forms high levels of non-combustible char bodies on its surface rapidly when exposed to flames has been launched by Dynamic Modifiers LLC of Atlanta, Georgia, U

Henkel of Düsseldorf, Germany, has reached a strategic material supply agreement with manufacturer of one-piece carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) wheels Carbon Revolution of Geelong, Victoria,

A knitted barbed prosthetic fabric for the repair of abdominal hernias has been developed by Medtronic Sofradim Production of Trévoux, France.

A resorbable polymeric mesh implant for use in the reconstruction of soft-tissue defects has been developed by Novus Scientific of Uppsala, Sweden.

An aerogel-filled thermal insulation fabric designed to release less dust than other aerogel fabrics during and after installation has been developed by Microtherm of Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

Computationally controlled knitting machines are being used by researchers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, to create soft toys and other objects that are actuated by tendons—an approach that they

A binder for the fabrics used in roofing felts and exterior insulation finishing systems (EIFSs) that does not emit formaldehyde as it cures has been developed by​ Synthomer Deutschland of Marl, Ge

Low-profile implantable textiles for aneurysm repair and transcatheter aortic-valve replacement procedures have been developed by the Secant Group.

Agricultural processor and food ingredient provider Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) of Chicago, Illinois, USA, and chemicals company LG Chem of Seoul, South Korea, have announced a joint development a

Imbed Biosciences of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, USA, is enhancing its silver-coating technology with the addition of gallium ions to provide improved antibacterial efficacy for wound dressings used to t

Wound dressings with antibacterial, antiviral and/or antifungal activity have been developed by researchers from ConvaTec of Deeside, UK.

Multimaterial filaments and an additive manufacturing (AM) process that can be used to convert them into functioning electronic devices that can light-up, sense their surroundings, store energy, or

A commercially viable all-composite wheel for electric and niche vehicles, such as driverless cars, last-mile delivery vehicles, road sweepers and agricultural vehicles, is being developed by a con

Researchers from North Carolina State University (NCSU) have found that an elastic polymer can kill a range of viruses and drug-resistant bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcu

Researchers at the The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Barcelona, Spain, have created flexible non-invasive photodetectors that they say can measure a broader set of vital signs than curre

Flame-retardant (FR) polyamide (PA)–cotton fabrics are being developed by Alexium and Pine Belt Processing for use by the US Military.

Kimberly-Clark of Irving, Texas, USA, will reportedly invest US$42 million in its product

An endovascular stent-graft (endograft) composed of an active textile that can change shape once placed inside the body and after activation has been developed by an inventor in the USA.