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Oxygen-diffusive wound dressings have been developed by medical device manufacturer Owl Manor Medical of Warsaw, Indiana, USA.

A dressing that will be particularly useful in post-circumcision wound care has been developed by Compose Element of Taipei, Taiwan.

Electrically conductive warp-knitted textiles are currently the subject of extensive development work at Karl Mayer of Obertshausen, Germany.

A method for depositing metals onto fabrics that could be exploited to produce flexible batteries, wireless devices and sensors has been developed by researchers in the UK.

Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services has awarded a contract extension to Teijin Ltd for the supply of carbon fibre until 2025.

Oerlikon Manmade Fibers has become a member of Adaptive Manufacturing Open Solutions (ADAMOS), an alliance of machine construction, production and information technology (IT) companies established

A new event, the West Coast US Functional Fabric Fair, is to be held in Portland, Oregon, USA, on 22–23 October 2019.

A technique that can be used to convert carbon nanofibres and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into diamond fibres in air at ambient temperature and pressure has been developed by researchers at North Carol

A novel haemostatic textile has been developed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Entegrion Inc of Durham, both in North Carolina, USA.

While the outlook for the global composites industry remains positive, a half-yearly survey of companies in Germany reveals what appears to be some dissatisfaction with how the domestic market is p

Multi-component piezoelectric fibres consisting solely of polymers have been developed by Arkema of Colombes, France.

A lightweight fabric for the production of avalanche airbags is to be launched by Porcher Sport at ISPO Munich 2019 in Germany on 3–6 February.

Laced mesh fabric-like structures for use in space applications are disclosed by the California Institute of Technology of Pasadena, California, USA.

A process for manufacturing easily recyclable composite components developed by Prodrive Composites of Milton Keynes is being refined at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Researc

The UK-based developer of a process for the manufacture of carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) parts claims its method is significantly quicker than those of its competitors.

Nonwoven fabric manufacturer Avgol of Tel Aviv, Israel, has launched a fabric to provide improved softness and user comfort in hygiene applications, including diapers.

A sensing textile that could be used for monitoring civil infrastructure, such as roads, tunnels, pipelines, highways, bridges and railways, has been developed by Saint-Gobain Adfors Canada of Otta

A simple, scalable and cheap method for preparing flexible and stretchable electrically conductive fibres that have potential applications in wearable electronics and smart fabrics has been develop

The developer of a novel additive manufacturing (AM) process and materials for the production of composite parts has secured US$2.5 million in funding.

Two UK-based organizations have used a novel mould-heating technology to produce lightweight automotive parts from carbon fibre-reinforced polyamide (PA).

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