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GKN Aerospace of Redditch, UK, is to cut 100 jobs over the next two years as it consolidates its four divisions in order to create what it describes as a simpler, more competitive business.

Development teams from automotive interiors giant Yanfeng of Shanghai, China, have partnered with sensor supplier IEE of Luxembourg to develop a concept for an interactive interior for fully autono

Continuous carbon fibre-reinforced polycarbonates (PCs) from Covestro are being used to produce parts of the wheels for NIO's ES6 and ES8 electric sports utility vehicles (SUVs).

Diab has signed a five-year contract for the supply of core materials with turbine blade manufacturer Vestas that it believes to be worth €200–250 million.

A battery pack with high energy- and power-densities that features an exoskeleton made from carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) has been developed by Williams Advanced Engineering of Wantage, UK

Saertex says that it is now able to sell a wider range of large-tow multiaxial fabrics following its purchase of TK Industries GmbH in July 2019.

The Lycra Co of Wilmington, Delaware, USA, is launching a printable, water-based dispersion containing the Lycra (elastane) polymer.

A flexible material for covering formwork used in the casting of foamed concrete has been developed by German inventors.

The developers of antibacterial pads for door handles, a production line for spunbond, meltblown and composite nonwovens, and a hernia-repair patch are to compete for the RISE Innovation Award

Andritz of Graz, Austria, has received an order for three needlepunch lines from Zhejiang Yanpai Filtration Technology Co Ltd of Tiantai, China.

The first composite pedestrian bridge that can be produced using additive manufacturing (AM) has been designed by a trio of companies in The Netherlands.

The biodegradability in fresh water of Lenzing’s cellulose fibres has been confirmed by the independent research laboratory Organic Waste Systems (OWS).

A foldable fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) structure that could be used as a temporary shelter or as a customizable container for cargo has been developed in Japan.  

Ineos Enterprises has completed its acquisition of Ashland Global Holdings Inc’s entire composites business.

Infinited Fiber Company (IFC) of Espoo, Finland, has received a major investment from Singapore-based viscose producer RGE to scale-up its technology for the recycling of cotton-rich textile waste

Hyosung Corp is to invest KRW1 trillion (approximately €752 million) in the construction of the world’s largest factory for the production of carbon fibre in JeonJu, South Korea.

Lauma Fabrics of Liepaja, Latvia, a manufacturer of lace, elastic knitted fabric and ribbons, has separated its medical business with the establishment of a new subsidiary called Lauma Medical.

Researchers at the North Carolina State University of Raleigh, USA, have developed a range of three-dimensional (3D) spacer textiles that protect plants from wildlife while allowing for the penetra

Protective clothing that is comfortable and provides a high level of protection from electric arc (arc discharge) has been developed by DuPont of Wilmington, Delaware, USA.