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On 29 July 2020, Colzate, Italy-based machinery builder Itema Group announced it had completed its acquisition of PTMT.

The annual IFAI Expo, due to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, on 3–6 November 2020, will now take place online only.

A testing device that enables the behaviour of plastics to be determined at temperatures as low as –40°C without the need for a thermal chamber, has been developed by researchers at the Fraunhofer

A scheme for the closed-loop recycling of end-of-life carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) aerospace parts is to be established by ELG Carbon Fibre and Aerocircular NV.

Plans to invest over CHF20 million (€18.5 million) in order to support the Indian wind-energy industry have been revealed by Gurit of Zurich, Switzerland.

The University of Liverpool and Scott Bader of Wellingborough, both in the UK, have established Polymer Mimetics, a joint venture to develop a novel polymer chemistry platform for the industrial ch

GKN Aerospace has taken ownership of its 10 200-m2 (110 000 square feet) Global Technology Centre (GTC) in Bristol, UK, which it will use to develop methods for the high-volume productio

One of the largest manufacturers of polyester (PES) yarn in Southern China, Fujian Billion Polymerization Technology Industrial Co Ltd, is to start producing industrial yarn using systems supplied

A Finnish company claims to have developed a long-lasting surface treatment capable of killing the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic.

A superabsorbent fibre (SAF) for the manufacture of superabsorbent nonwovens that are resistant to shrinkage has been launched by Technical Absorbents Ltd (TAL).

Fibre Extrusion Technology of Leeds, UK, reports that it has taken 50 orders – worth more than US$20 million in total – for the FET-100 Series since its launch in 2015.

Smart thermally actuating textiles (STATs), which feature tightly sealed pouches that inflate or deflate in response to the application of an electrical current, are being developed for use in soft

Toray is to supply high-performance carbon fibres to developer of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, Lilium, for the manufacture of composite parts and structures.

The organiser of Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas, Messe Frankfurt Inc of Atlanta, Georgia, USA, has been forced to cancel the 2020 editions of the events.

A formaldehyde-free binder for the cost-effective and sustainable manufacture of the composite boards used in furniture, flooring and other consumer products has been developed by researchers at Pu

A range of thermoplastics reinforced with fibres made from waste glass is being developed by Lanxess of Cologne, Germany.

The Stockholm-based Textiles Machinery Association of Sweden (TMAS) reports that its members are adopting a wide range of strategies in order to continue to work during the human coronavirus (COVID

Technology that enables liquid to be transported quickly from the surface of a diaper has been introduced by Ontex.

Evansville, Indiana, USA-based nonwovens producer Berry Global is to install a new meltblown line at one of its facilities in the UK, as part of a collaboration with Medicom to supply the UK govern

Colback nonwovens are being used in efforts to solve the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in healthcare institutions in The Netherlands.