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Temperature-responsive textiles that can be used to create self-fitting garments that only require body heat to function have been developed by researchers at the University of Minnesota in Minneap

Ahlstrom-Munksjö of Helsinki, Finland, has launched the TrustShield range of single-use medical fabrics that provide protection against surgical lasers, chemicals and chemotherapy drugs.

The Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute (NIRI) in Leeds, UK, has purchased a new airlaying machine that will be used for the pilot-scale manufacture of nonwovens.

Technical textiles specialist Arville has purchased manufacturer of replacement filter products, Delta Filter Services Ltd.

Demand for wipes used in healthcare settings is expected to increase 3.8% per year to US$594 million in 2023, according to a new study published by Freedonia.

A lightweight textile made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fibres that can both block and absorb sound waves has been developed for use in automotive engine bays by Autoneum of Winterthur, Sw

A composite textile that can be heat-cured to form a rigid, non-flammable, heat-resistant and thermally insulating protective wrap or cover (14) has been developed by Saprex Advanced Solutions of G

A simple process for converting waste cotton into high-value nanofibres has been developed at the University of British Colombia (UBC) in Vancouver, USA.

A simplified front-end part for motor vehicles has been developed by Porsche of Stuttgart, Germany.

A multilayer composite component for the rotor blades of wind turbines has been developed by Wobben Properties.

Two upholstery manufacturers in Bursa, Turkey, have installed the latest version of Baldwin Technology’s spray applicator for fabric finishing (TexCoat G4).

Labels for workwear and uniforms designed to show that their safety, quality and durability have been thoroughly tested have been launched by Hohenstein of Bönnigheim, Germany.

A textile composite suitable for use as the outer layer of a garment for professionals working in hazardous environments has been developed by WL Gore & Associates (Gore) of Newark, Delaware, U

A hypoallergenic hydrogel dressing for the treatment of various types of wounds, including burns, cuts, tears, blisters and ulcers, and post-surgical incisions, has been developed by Nelson Innovat

Gurit is to close its automotive production site in Székesfehérvár, Hungary, in mid-2020.

A range of flax fibre-reinforced epoxy prepregs for use in motorsport applications has been introduced by Composites Evolution of Chesterfield, UK.

Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon have agreed to pay US$117 million to settle lawsuits in the USA following allegations of deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical mesh devices.

An antimicrobial fibre and nonwoven membranes for use in apparel and filtration were introduced at K 2019 by Ascend Performance Materials of Houston, Texas, USA.  

The Spanish developer of ultra-large-tow precursors and the US licensee of an efficient plasma-oxidation process intend to join forces to produce affordable carbon fibre on a commercial basis.

A material comprising a combination of steel composite metal foam (CMF) and epoxy resin could be a promising alternative to aluminium for the production of the leading edges of wings for aircraft.

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