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Singapore-based provider of software for the apparel industry ThreadSol has become the latest company to be acquired by industrial thread manufacturer Coats of Uxbridge, UK.

SGL Carbon is to supply carbon fibres and semi-finished textile products for a range of components in BMW’s upcoming electric vehicle (EV), the iNEXT, after signing an agreement with the carmaker. 

By combining a seaweed-derived alginate used in biomedical applications with graphene oxide (GO), USA-based researchers have developed a composite that is durable and can respond dynamically to its

Protective garments made from a composite fabric with high cut- and puncture-resistance have been co-developed by UK-based Optipro and Lars Petter Andresen of Norway.

A polyamide (PA) staple fibre with a high load-bearing capacity has been developed by Invista.

Two processes capable of making graphene membranes with pores less than 100 nm across offer the prospect of making quick and efficient filters for fluids, as well as breathable fabrics.

A leading Japanese trading company is to purchase a stake in ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd (ELG) of Coseley, UK, a specialist in recycling carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRPs).

The £60-million Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) at the University of Manchester in the UK was officially opened on 10 December 2018.

The Soteria Battery Innovation Group (BIG) based in Greenville, South Carolina, USA, has sold the first licence for its battery separator technology (Dreamweaver) to nonwovens manufacturer Glatfelt

The National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol, UK, is to invest £36.7 million in equipment that will enable it to develop new processes for the manufacture of composite parts.

Mikrosam of Prilep, Macedonia, has delivered an automated fibre placement (AFP) system to The Department of Lightweight Design and Structural Materials (LsW) at Brandenburg University of Technology

Composites that become tougher under cyclic loading have been developed by a team led by researchers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, USA.

During the forthcoming ISPO, Karl Mayer will explain how its warp-knitting machinery can incorporate electrically conductive yarns into fabrics.

GKN Aerospace is to open a £32-million research and development (R&D) centre in Bristol, UK, to accelerate the adoption of digital technologies for the manufacture of aircraft.

Hohenstein Institute of Bönnigheim, Germany, is to open a textile testing laboratory in Gurugram, India, following 11 months of construction work.  

Scaffolds of graphene foam have been used by researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, USA, to improve the electrical conductivity and compressive modulus of epoxy resin.

The latest volume of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC)'s Technical Manual will be available on 1 January 2019.

Industrial thread manufacturer Coats has invested in the developer of a continuous thread dyeing system, Twine Solutions.

IPC—Association Connecting Electronics Industries is to host an open-invitation web meeting for European organizations involved in electronic textiles technologies to generate additional interest i

Boeing and ELG Carbon Fibre are working together to recycle waste aerospace-grade carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) so that it can be used by other companies to make products such as electroni