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Researchers at Empa in St Gallen, Switzerland, are developing novel ways to embed odours that are released in a controlled manner from a textile and can continue to do so after multiple launderings

An innovative thermoplastic nonwoven for use as a crimping material for shoe linings provides footwear manufacturers with a number of advantages compared with existing knitted fabric linings, accor

The developer of fibre patch placement (FPP) technology for the automated production of three-dimensional (3D) reinforcement fabrics for the composites industry, Cevotec, is to be represented by Fu

A variety of heat-resistant nonwovens veils for use in composites are to be launched by Technical Fibre Products (TFP) at JEC World.

Montefibre Carbon is to invest €16.2 million to establish a line for the production of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor and construct a carbonisation line at its plant in Miranda de Ebro, Spain.

Speakers and delegates from around the world gathered on 5-6 February 2020 at the Jaguar Experience Centre in the heart of the UK car manufacturing industry in Birmingham, UK, for the first edition

Research into the development of therapeutic textiles to prevent lower limb disorders is being undertaken by Spanish textile research institute AITEX of Alcoy.

More than 1700 people visited the stand of Industrial Summit Technology (IST) at ISPO Munich, drawn by augmented reality (AR) displays and a towering centrepiece installation.

The market for wearable patches is currently exploding, but as Adrian Wilson reports, for textile manufacturers there is little to be gained from selling flexible carrier materials by the square ce

A prototype of a protective suit with integrated temperature sensors and electronics that warn firefighters when ambient temperatures are too high has been developed in Belgium.

EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has issued a statement following the recent death of a 17-year old girl in Belgium owing to a case of toxic shock

Gurit has sold its automotive business (Gurit Hungary Kft in Székesfehérvár) to composite-parts manufacturer Carbopress SpA.

Polish nonwovens producer Novita has started-up a new hydroentanglement (spunlace) line at its plant in Zielona Góra, which will allow the company to target new markets, such as hygiene and medical

Thread manufacturer Coats is working with lighting specialist Osram to launch a washable, lightweight and customisable light-emitting diode (LED)-based system (Coats Signal Active Illumination) for

Technologies that can reduce the environmental impact of the nonwovens industry, produce bulky and soft nonwovens, and manufacture high-quality adult incontinence products will be among the highlig

DiloGroup of Eberbach, Germany, will use Index 20 to show its latest developments for the production of nonwovens—from fibre opening to the finished felt.

A comprehensive range of mesh and spiral fabric belts for the forming, drying and bonding of nonwovens is to be showcased at Index 20 by GKD - Gebr. Kufferath AG (GKD) of Düren, Germany.

A lightweight and translucent textile-based façade that can remove nitrogen oxides (NO and NO2)  from the air has been developed for use on buildings by researchers in Germany.

Index will once again play host to an awards ceremony dedicated to excellence in the nonwovens and related industries, which is being organised by EDANA of Brussels, Belgium.

A lightweight seatback for a sportscar has been produced from a combination of carbon fibre-reinforced prepreg and wood fibre-reinforced plastic by Hexcel and NaCa Systems.

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