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Lightweight and thin carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) body armour able to protect its wearer from attacks with blunt, edged and pointed weapons has been unveiled by

A by-product from the roasting of coffee beans could soon be used in the manufacture of automotive parts such as headlamp housings.

A mineral-based additive infused into curtain fabrics can help purify indoor air, according to its Swiss developer, adding that the Sw

Two Swedish machine builders who have each developed an innovative technology are the latest members of the Stockholm-based Textile Machinery Association of Sweden (TMAS).

Lyocell fibres have been produced from post-consumer cotton waste by Lenzing of Lenzing, Austria, in what the company describes as an industry-first.

SGL Carbon and Solvay have entered into a joint development agreement to bring to market what they claim will be the first composites based on large-tow, intermediate modulus (IM) carbon fibre.

Over 1.2 t of waste carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) generated by America’s Cup contenders INEOS Team UK has been recycled by ELG Carbon Fibre, which has used the resulting materials to produ

Pratt & Whitney (P&W) of East Hartford, Connecticut, USA, is to open a facility for the research and development (R&D) of ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) for use in aerospace applicati

Coats Group plc of Uxbridge, UK, has signed a binding agreement to purchase Pharr High Performance (Pharr HP), a supplier of yarn for protective apparel, including to the industrial thermal protect

Filc, a producer of needlepunched nonwovens and laminated materials to the automotive and construction industries, is to be acquired by Freudenberg Group of Weinheim, Germany.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has agreed to sell its glass fibre reinforcement business in Mikkeli, Finland, to Vitrulan Composites Oy – a subsidiary of Vitrulan Group – for €6.5 million.

With furniture manufacturers looking to replace wood with other affordable, recyclable and easily processable materials, their attention is turning to the use of composites of natural and thermopla

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has invested US$21 million in a new manufacturing facility in Spartan, South Africa, which enables the company to make Always sanitary napkins in the country, accordi

With increasing energy costs leading to the development of a new standard for the assessment of the energy efficiency of filters, a multilayer filter medium with a multi-median fibre distribution h

Two multiaxial glass fibre fabrics from SGL Carbon are being used by Airbus Helicopters to manufacture the five-blade rotor of its H145 helicopter.

At its Design Centre in Cologne, Germany, Ford is developing seamless three-dimensional (3D) knitting techniques that will enable its customers to design their own seat covers, add bespoke features

A multilayer wrap for the bundling of cables, wires and cords has been developed by Beiersdorf subsidiary Tesa, a manufacturer of self-adhesive products and systems.

Plastic Omnium of Levallois, France, reports that it has won a significant order from a German manufacturer for the development of 35-MPa (350-bar) hydrogen-storage tanks for use in buses.

A washable nonwoven cleaning towel that is said to provide excellent absorbency and durability, while having good hand (feel), has been developed by Amtex Innovations of Loveland, Ohio, USA.

Albany International Corp has acquired CirComp GmbH, a developer and manufacturer of high-performance composite components.

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