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A technology centre for the development of nonwovens production lines has been officially opened in Egelsbach, Germany.

An antistatic cellulose-based release material, designed to make the lamination process for making the radio-frequency identification (RFID) inlays in smartcards easier, has been launched by Ahlstr

Nonwoven pads for polishing the silicon wafers used in the electronics industry have been developed by Teijin Frontier using its ultra-fine nanofibres (Nanofront).

Archroma has inaugurated its Global Competence Center for Automotive & Synthetic Dyeing in Korschenbroich, Germany.

A flame-retardant (FR) composite designed for use in additive manufacturing processes has been launched by Markforged of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

A bio-based flame-retardant (FR) and a wash-durable, non-biocidal odour-control technology have been launched by Devan Chemicals of Ronse, Belgium.

A plastic called poly(diketoenamine) (PDK) can be broken down into its constituent parts at the molecular level and then reassembled into different shapes, textures and colours – without loss of pe

Autoneum of Winterthur, Switzerland, has adapted its sound-absorbing automotive underfloor system (Ultra-Silent) for the production of battery undercovers for electric vehicles (EVs).

An alternative to the costly scrubbing sections conventionally used to remove the sulfur compounds found in the lean gas generated through the production of viscose fibres has been developed by Hal

Highly stretchable supercapacitors for powering wearable electronics have been manufactured from crumpled forests of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) by researchers in the USA.

A line for the production of unidirectional (UD) fibre-reinforced thermoplastic tapes is to be launched by Karl Mayer of Obertshausen, Germany.

Carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastics (CFRTPs) from Teijin Ltd are being employed by General Motors (GM) to manufacture pickup boxes for selected models of its vehicles.

The National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol, UK, has secured a prestigious new partner and has cemented relations with another.

A method for producing thermally stabilized melt-spun fibres from polyacrylonitrile (PAN) has been developed by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft of Munich, Germany.

A manufacturing facility dedicated to the design and production of three-dimensional (3D) weaving machines has been opened in Huddersfield, UK, by Optima Technology Ltd.

A biodegradable quilted nonwoven oil sorbent has been unveiled by E Innovate LLC.

Although polyester (PES) is the most common fibre currently used in textiles, it does not degrade naturally.

Karl Mayer of Obertshausen, Germany, has become a manufacturer of complete systems for the production of packaging sacks and shading nets.

A project through which mixed-material joining technologies will be tested and evaluated has been established by research institutes Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT) of Detroit and the C

A prototype battery enclosure for NIO’s electric vehicles that is made of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) has been developed by the Chinese carmaker in partnership with SGL Carbon.