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A diaper that detects urine and faeces using electrically conductive fibres has been developed by the Korea Textile Development Institute of Seo-gu, Daegu, South Korea.

A method for producing dope-dyed antibacterial viscose filament (rayon) for use in the manufacture of medical textiles is disclosed by E. Miroglio of Sliven, Bulgaria.

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has introduced what it claims to be the world’s first all-in-one connected babycare system (called Lumi by Pampers) at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in

A range of self-heating apparel that can be controlled using an application on a mobile electronic device has been launched by AlphaTauri, the fashion label founded by drinks manufacturer Red Bull.

Carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) backrests have been developed for Guangzhou Automobile Group Co (GAC) Ltd’s ENO.146 electric concept car by the carmaker’s research and development (R&

Freudenberg Group has completed its acquisition of Filc, a producer of needlepunched nonwovens and laminated materials for the automotive and construction industries.

A patch designed by engineers at the University of Missouri in Columbia, USA, can cool the skin to which it is applied while also monitoring blood pressure, the electrical activity of the heart and

Hexcel Corp and Woodward Inc have signed a definitive agreement to combine through a merger of equals.

A substantial contract for the high-volume production of carbon fibre-reinforced and glass fibre-reinforced plastic cover plates for battery enclosures has been awarded to SGL Carbon of Wiesbaden,

A range of dry unidirectional (UD) carbon fibre tapes have been developed by Hexcel for use in cross-country racing skis manufactured by Madshus.

A light, breathable and thin composite fabric that is claimed to be superabsorbent and leak-proof has been launched by Wazoodle Fabrics for use in a range of hygiene products.

A multilayer, breathable dressing to treat chronic wounds and block external pathogens from infecting them has been developed by InMedBio of Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.

An oxidation process being commercialised by LeMond Carbon yields cheaper carbon fibre in higher volumes than is possible using conventional processes, according to the results of a technical audit

A former medical student at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Trust has designed what is believed to be the UK’s first disposable and sterile headscarf for staff to wear in operating

Lyocell fibres made by Lenzing using pre- and post-consumer cotton waste have been employed to produce bedding, which is being shown by the company on its stand at Heimtextil.  

Diapers from South Korean diaper producer Mother-K are to be sold to the US market following an exclusive distribution agreement with sourcing and lisensing firm Edison Nation of Bethlehem, Pennsyl

The world's largest plant for the production of dissolving wood-pulp, a key ingredient for the manufacture of cellulosic fibres, is to be built near São Paulo in Brazil.

More than 1350 Australian women have won a seven-year-old class-action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) of New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, for misleading patients and surgeons about

A pair of bio-based finishes – one featuring an odour-controlling antimicrobial and the other cooling phase-change materials (PCMs) – is to be launched at Heimtextil by Devan Chemicals of

3M has completed the sale of its ballistic-protection business to Avon Rubber Plc for US$91 million.

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