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At the Electronica exhibition in Munich, Germany, on 12–16 November 2018, TactoTek of Oulu, Finland, demonstrated the benefits of its injection-moulded structural electronics (IMSE) techno

There have been some significant advances in printed electronics during 2018, including a number that are likely to lead to new wearable technologies, according to IDTechEx Research of Cambridge, U

Researchers at Empa of Dübendorf, Switzerland, are developing polymer fibres that react to external stimuli and could be used in medical applications, such as delivering drugs to wounds and measuri

Dr Collin GmbH of Ebersberg, Germany, a maker of pilot and laboratory lines for the processing of plastics, has delivered a micro-extrusion line for surgical sutures to the University of Chiang Mai

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is aiming to scale-up its use of carbon nanotube (CNT)-strengthened composites through a number of projects.

Chomarat of Le Cheylard, France, has invested in a pilot production line for the development of laid scrim for construction applications.

A fire-resistant textile developed by Arville Textiles of Wetherby, UK, could be used to manufacture clothing for use by firefighters, military personnel and police officers.

A three-dimensional (3D) knitted architectural mould (formwork) weighing only 55 kg has been used to create a five-tonne concrete sculpture for an exhibition in Mexico City.

A US manufacturer of infusions based on silk protein (fibroin) that could be used to impart a range of functionalities to textiles has secured US$30 million in investments to scale-up its business.

A radially shrinkable textile tube for encasing elongated objects has been developed by Iprotex of Münchberg, Germany.

Porcher Industries’ US subsidiary BGF Industries Inc is spending US$7 million to relocate its headquarters, and research and development (R&D) activities from Greensboro, North Carolina, to Dan

Insulation for garments made entirely from recycled polyester that biodegrades almost completely after just over a year in anaerobic environments such as oceans and landfills is being launched by P

An automatic system for the detection of defects in fabrics (WiseEye) has been developed by researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in China.

An endoluminal prosthesis that can be used to repair or replace a body lumen such as diseased blood vessels has been developed by Medtronic Vascular of Santa Rosa, California, USA.

A filter cartridge that exhibits high efficiency in the adsorption and removal of metals has been developed by Kurashiki Textile Manufacturing of Osaka, Japan.

Production has been disrupted at Kelheim Fibres GmbH after a fire in the company’s main fibre spinning area at its facility in Kelheim, Germany.

Sleepdeep of London, UK, is promoting its range of sleepwear of the same name as having been physiologically and psychologically proven to improve its wearer's quality of sleep.  

The Lenzing Group plans to become the sole owner of its Chinese subsidiary Lenzing (Nanjing) Fibers (LNF) Co Ltd.

Arville is investing £1.2 million in six rapier looms and a high-grade warping machine to expand production capacity by 20% at its site in Wetherby, UK.  

UltraMend of Ramsey, New Jersey, USA, has developed  a nanotechnology-based delivery platform for the controlled release of therapies and medications directly into a wound site.

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