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A silicone gel-coated wound dressing in which the substrate surfaces have different levels of tackiness – making it easier to apply – has been developed by KCI USA of San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Toray Industries of Tokyo, Japan, claims to have created the world’s most effective nanofiltration membrane.

The smart textiles subcommittee of ASTM International (known as D13.50) has approved its first standard, a compilation of industry terms.

Nanusens of London, UK, says that it is developing sensors using conventional complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology tht could revolutionise the wearable technology market.

A viscose fibre that could be used to prevent the counterfeiting of high-quality and expensive textiles, such as those made from organic cotton, has been developed by Kelheim Fibres of Kelheim, Ger

Flat-knitting machinery manufacturer Stoll is to relocate its headquarters to the outskirts of its home city of Reutlingen in Germany.

CHTC Fong’s Group is to establish a subsidiary in China that will focus on technologies for the automation of and data exchange between manufacturing technologies (Industry 4.0).

Fibre manufacturer Lenzing Group, based in Lenzing, Austria, aims to drastically reduce its carbon footprint over the next decades.

Covestro of Leverkusen, Germany, is investing in the manufacture of continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastics (CFRTPs) in response to growing demand for the materials from its customers.

Lenzing has completed work to expand and modernize its pulp plant in Lenzing, Austria.

In response to increasing demand for its flame-resistant products, Mount Vernon FR is to increase the production capacity of its facility in Trion, Georgia, USA, by 20%.

Digital printing specialist Electronics For Imaging (EFI) Inc has been bought by an affiliate of Siris Capital Group for approximately US$1.7 billion.

A multifunctional protective fabric made from high-strength fibres has been developed by Shadow Works Group of Lorton, Virginia, USA.

Researchers in the USA have produced fibres that curl-up in a controllable fashion in response to heat and could be used as artificial muscles for robots, prosthetic limbs, or other mechanical and

A heart failure and arrhythmia management system (HFAMS) designed to help clinicians improve outcomes and reduce hospitalisations for heart failure patients with fluid management problems has been

A range of perfluorochemical (PFC)-free durable water-repellent (DWR) treatments for textiles that are resistant to dry cleaning has been launched by HeiQ.

A method for producing composite sandwich structures using a multilayer textile has been developed by Toyota Jido Shokki, a subsidiary of Toyota Industries of Japan.

In response to increasing demand from suppliers of automotive interiors and information technology (IT) accessories, Asahi Kasei is to further increase its production of artificial suede (Lamous) a

Following the signing of a joint development agreement, Teijin Ltd is to supply materials to AEV Robotics for the development of its modular vehicle system.

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded a US$73.7-million contract to Made In Space Inc to demonstrate the viability of the automated manufacture and assembly of spa