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A car door made from multiple composites that meets crash performance specifications while being 35% lighter in weight than steel-made equivalents will be showcased at JEC World.

A number of water-based binders are to be showcased by BASF Construction Solutions of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, at the upcoming IDEA 2019.

An automated system for the accurate and rapid inspection of composites is to be housed at the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol, UK.

Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens has put a new production line for car headliners into operation at its Suzhou site in China to meet increasing demand from customers across South-East Asia.  

Multi-disciplinary research at the University of Southampton in the UK could create smart fabrics capable of emitting light, changing colour and limiting the proliferation of bacteria.

A production facility for long glass fibre-reinforced polypropylene (LGFPP) is to be built by Mitsui Chemicals Inc at the site of its Chinese manufacturing subsidiary Mitsui Advanced Composites (Zh

A carbon fibre-reinforced bismaleimide (BMI) prepreg that is resistant to high temperatures and impacts has been developed by Teijin for the production of parts for aerospace engines.  

Over the past 18 months, Layer Design has been working with Airbus on the development of the Move seating concept, designed to improve the comfort of economy-class passengers on short-haul flights

Construction‑grade cross‑laminated timber (CLT) is being produced from heat-treated wood and carbon fibre recycled from Boeing aeroplanes by researchers in Washington State, USA.

Wearable technology is entering the field of textile manufacturing, with advances such as the Smart Bracelet from BMSvision of Kortrijk, Belgium.

Jellyfish extracts, such as glycoproteins, have been electrospun into nanofibres and turned into nonwoven sheets and medical scaffolds by Ramot, the technology transfer arm of Tel Aviv University i

A range of surface modifiers formulated specifically for manufacturers of technical textiles and prepregs is to be unveiled by Michelman of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Mitsui & Co Ltd has bought additional shares in a manufacturer of plastic-lined carbon fibre reinforced-plastic (CFRP) pressure cylinders, Hexagon Composites ASA, for NOK123 million (about €12.

A fabric development service has been launched by technical textiles specialist, HeiQ of Zurich, Switzerland.

A sound attenuation sheet designed to reduce noise in automotive applications while being lighter in weight than existing products has been developed by Pritex, a manufacturer of acoustic and therm

Hyosung Advanced Materials Corp is to invest 46.8 billion won (about €36.5 million) to expand its carbon fibre production plant in JeonJu, South Korea.

A method for producing carbon nanofibres that are tailored in terms of their mechanical and chemical characteristics to be used as anode materials in lithium-ion batteries has been developed by Aks

Two countries in the European Union (EU) are supporting a standard for assessing the flushability of wet wipes according to its developers, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) a

A way to measure how the three-dimensional (3D) alignment of molecules in a material changes in response to applied force has been developed in Maryland, USA.

Carbios of Clermont-Ferrand, France, reports that it has successfully produced the first polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles made of 100% purified terephthalic​ acid (rPTA), which is made thro

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