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Omniphobic textile-based triboelectric nanogenerators (RF-TENGs) that can produce electricity from human motion have been developed by researchers at Purdue University in West Lafayette,

Toray Advanced Composites and BASF have signed a manufacturing and supply agreement for the production of continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic tapes for automotive and industrial applications.

Highly damage-resistant composites, the design of which has been inspired by the dactyl club of the mantis shrimp, are poised for commercialization following the licensing of the technology by The

The automotive industry’s first composite engine shroud is being produced by Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) for the dual-wall dashboard that features in Ford’s 2020 Explorer. 

Seventeen years after it first generated headlines with its Hug Shirt, wearable technology and interactive fashion brand CuteCircuit of London, UK, continues to generate substantial media attention

An anti-fray formulation for treating woven fabrics made from meta-aramid filament yarns has been developed by US researchers Torsten Quinlan and Patrick Hawks.

Prodrive Composites is increasing production capacity at its facility in Milton Keynes, UK, as it looks to meet the automotive industry’s growing demand for composite parts.

Tesla, the Palo Alto, California, USA-based manufacturer of electric vehicles, has developed what it describes as "a new type of fabric architecture” claimed to make automotive seating both soft an

A polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor for the production of affordable large-tow (80 k) carbon fibre has been unveiled by Montefibre Carbon of Miranda de Ebro, Spain.

Flexible multilayer geocomposites comprising cement and a nonwoven textile have been disclosed by Thrace Nonwovens & Geosynthetics of Alimos, Athens, Greece.

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) has signed a definitive agreement to buy the stamping operations of AMI, including its 8361-m2 (90 000 square-foot) headquarters and manufacturing f

High-performance sensors can be manufactured on flexible substrates of diverse shapes and structures using a transfer-printing technology employing hydrogels and nanoinks.

A method for producing a yarn from automotive textile waste, particularly synthetic fibres, has been developed by two French companies, vehicle maker Renault of Boulogne-Billancourt and yarn spinne

Researchers at Aalto University of Aalto, Finland, have developed a textile-based solar cell that could be integrated into such as clothing, furniture, sails and curtains.

A consortium of German and Austrian companies has been set-up to develop new materials, printing methodologies and post-processing technologies for the production of automotive parts using additive

3M is to sell its advanced ballistic-protection business to Avon Rubber Plc for US$91 million. 

A US$20-million research collaboration between Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Maine (UMaine) will look to exploit the properties of cellulose nanofibres for large-scale

A harness with integrated light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and a nanosilver-containing facemask were among products recognized at the recent 2019 Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwid

Teijin Ltd has completed its acquisition of the US supplier of highly heat-resistant thermoset prepreg for the aerospace industry, Renegade Materials Corp of Miamisburg, Ohio.

Vanuatu has announced it will ban disposable diapers by December 2019 as part of efforts to reduce plastic pollution.

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