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Covestro, together with the Institute of Textile Technology (ITA) at RWTH Aachen University and various textile manufacturers, have succeeded in making elastic fibres from carbon dioxide (CO2

Automotive technology company Faurecia is to create a facility for hydrogen storage systems at its research and development (R&D) centre in Bavans, France.

Composite hydrophobic insulation in which glass fibres and a fluoropolymer are interspersed has been developed by Lewis Dill and Chengjun Zhou of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.

ELG Carbon Fibre is working with sailing team INEOS Team UK to ensure sustainable materials and practices are incorporated into its build programme for the 2021 America’s Cup.

Hexcel, Progen and Future Aerospace have opened a joint-venture laboratory and materials testing facility in Shanghai, China.

Hyosung Corp of Seoul, South Korea, and Saudi Aramco of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the building of carbon fibre plants.

HP Inc (formerly Hewlett-Packard) of Palo Alto, California, USA, has opened a three-dimensional (3D) printing and digital manufacturing centre in Barcelona, Spain.

A tufted floor mat or carpet with a reduced tuft profile on its back surface has been developed by Milliken & Co of Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA.

A method for manufacturing a water-resistant nonwoven from nanofibres has been developed by Spiber of Yamagata, and Kojima Industries of Toyota-shi, both in Japan.

A nonwoven has been developed for the protection of electronic information carriers by the Technical University of Liberec and Večerník of Pěnčín, both in the Czech Republic.

Drones and crawling robots that can inspect composite wind turbine blades non-invasively for hidden damage faster and in more detail than is possible using traditional inspection cameras are being

Saurer has already sold a number of it latest air-spinning machines, called Autoairo, which it launched at ITMA in Barcelona, Spain, on 20–26 June 2019.

A centre that will be used to develop lightweight components for high-value industries, including aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, renewables, medical, marine and off-road transport, was officia

Rieter Group has signed seven contracts worth a total CHF180 million with the Cotton & Textile Industries Holding Co, Cairo (Egypt).

Flame-retardant nanoclay-modified fabrics that can be used as flame barriers in mattresses and bedding have been developed by Precision Custom Coatings and Precision Textiles of Totowa, New Jersey,

Oerlikon Barmag finished its first day at ITMA (in Barcelona, Spain; 20–26 June 2019) having received a significant order for its latest texturing machine (eAFK Evo) from Unifi Manufacturi

Following a year of discussions, the Global Chemical Industry Round Table (GCIRT) and the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation have agreed to work together to promote the widespr

Milliken & Co, a producer of performance and protective textiles, speciality chemicals and floorcoverings, has acquired Andover Healthcare, a manufacturer of cohesive bandages and compression s

A radio-frequency (RF) dryer for manufacturers of nonwoven battings and hydrophilic foams has been launched by Radio Frequency Co of Millis, Massachusetts, USA.

The world's first welded carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) pressure bulkhead for a single-aisle aircraft is being developed by engineers at Premium Aerotec of Augsburg, Germany.

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