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An alternative to the costly scrubbing sections conventionally used to remove the sulfur compounds found in the lean gas generated through the production of viscose fibres has been developed by Hal

Highly stretchable supercapacitors for powering wearable electronics have been manufactured from crumpled forests of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) by researchers in the USA.

A line for the production of unidirectional (UD) fibre-reinforced thermoplastic tapes is to be launched by Karl Mayer of Obertshausen, Germany.

Carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastics (CFRTPs) from Teijin Ltd are being employed by General Motors (GM) to manufacture pickup boxes for selected models of its vehicles.

The National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol, UK, has secured a prestigious new partner and has cemented relations with another.

A method for producing thermally stabilized melt-spun fibres from polyacrylonitrile (PAN) has been developed by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft of Munich, Germany.

A manufacturing facility dedicated to the design and production of three-dimensional (3D) weaving machines has been opened in Huddersfield, UK, by Optima Technology Ltd.

A biodegradable quilted nonwoven oil sorbent has been unveiled by E Innovate LLC.

Although polyester (PES) is the most common fibre currently used in textiles, it does not degrade naturally.

Karl Mayer of Obertshausen, Germany, has become a manufacturer of complete systems for the production of packaging sacks and shading nets.

A project through which mixed-material joining technologies will be tested and evaluated has been established by research institutes Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT) of Detroit and the C

A prototype battery enclosure for NIO’s electric vehicles that is made of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) has been developed by the Chinese carmaker in partnership with SGL Carbon.

A textile tape designed for wrapping composite pipes that transport high-pressure fluids, such as those used in the oil extraction industry, has been developed by Chomarat.

After a 10-year research and development (R&D) effort, an anti-mosquito masterbatch for use in long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) designed to counteract the increasing resistance of

A pair of swimsuits designed to reduce the hydrodynamic drag of their wearers has been launched by Speedo of Nottingham, UK.

Reinforcement fabrics that are supplied by Hexcel with adhesive dots patterned on their surfaces have been used by Sunseeker for the manufacture of its latest performance cruiser.

A glass fibre-reinforced sheet moulding compound (SMC) from CSP Victall is being used to produce the pickup boxes of Jiangling Motors Corp (JMC)’s Yuhu 3 and Yuhu 5 trucks—the first such use of com

Teijin Ltd is now producing an expanded range of fan-cooled garments that the company developed with Makita Corp, a manufacturer of

A coating for polypropylene (PP) fibres that can capture toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents, even in highly humid environments, has been developed in the USA.

A group of researchers at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, has developed a three-dimensional (3D) printer for depositing electrically conductive fibres onto textiles and garments.

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