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Gurit of Zurich, Switzerland, has secured contracts to supply core materials to two original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the wind energy industry.

The world’s longest offshore wind turbine blade has arrived at the UK Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s testing facilities in Blyth, UK.

EconCore has installed an extrusion line at its facility in Leuven, Belgium, for the production of cores for honeycomb sandwich panels from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET).

The market for wearable technology products will be worth over $50 billion in 2019, and – having doubled in size since 2014 – and has been one of the most consistently successful segments of the co

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SGL Carbon, Jürgen Köhler, is to resign over flawed business planning and the company, of Wiesbaden, Germany, has withdrawn its business forecasts for the next

Solvay of Brussels, Belgium, has taken a key step towards divesting its remaining polyamides (PAs) business to BASF of Ludwigshafen, Germany.

Oerlikon Barmag of Remscheid, Germany, is to supply a total of 120 spinning systems for the production of polyamide (PA) pre-oriented yarn (POY) to two Chinese manufacturers.

Israel-based Shalag Industries is to acquire Texsus of Chiesina Uzzanese, Italy, a producer of air-through bonded nonwovens and laminated products primarily for the hygiene market.

Thermwood is working with the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Boeing to develop low-cost tooling from composites using additive manufacturing (AM).

Omniphobic textile-based triboelectric nanogenerators (RF-TENGs) that can produce electricity from human motion have been developed by researchers at Purdue University in West Lafayette,

Toray Advanced Composites and BASF have signed a manufacturing and supply agreement for the production of continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic tapes for automotive and industrial applications.

Highly damage-resistant composites, the design of which has been inspired by the dactyl club of the mantis shrimp, are poised for commercialization following the licensing of the technology by The

The automotive industry’s first composite engine shroud is being produced by Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) for the dual-wall dashboard that features in Ford’s 2020 Explorer. 

Seventeen years after it first generated headlines with its Hug Shirt, wearable technology and interactive fashion brand CuteCircuit of London, UK, continues to generate substantial media attention

An anti-fray formulation for treating woven fabrics made from meta-aramid filament yarns has been developed by US researchers Torsten Quinlan and Patrick Hawks.

Prodrive Composites is increasing production capacity at its facility in Milton Keynes, UK, as it looks to meet the automotive industry’s growing demand for composite parts.

Tesla, the Palo Alto, California, USA-based manufacturer of electric vehicles, has developed what it describes as "a new type of fabric architecture” claimed to make automotive seating both soft an

A polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor for the production of affordable large-tow (80 k) carbon fibre has been unveiled by Montefibre Carbon of Miranda de Ebro, Spain.

Flexible multilayer geocomposites comprising cement and a nonwoven textile have been disclosed by Thrace Nonwovens & Geosynthetics of Alimos, Athens, Greece.

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) has signed a definitive agreement to buy the stamping operations of AMI, including its 8361-m2 (90 000 square-foot) headquarters and manufacturing f

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