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A lightweight reinforced flexible hose has been developed by FITT of Sandrigo, Vicenza, Italy. In particular this could be a garden hose or irrigation hose for transporting drinkable water.

A UK company has moved into new laboratory and office facilities to support plans to take its graphene coatings for water filtration media to market.

The developer of a thermoset (vitrimer) that – among other attributes – can be re-melted when heated above its glass transition temperature, much like a thermoplastic, has a secured US$2-million in

An abdominal hernia repair system has been developed by US inventors Aubrey Woodroof of Carlsbad, California, and Lipton Laverne Martin of Fork, South Carolina.

A dressing for absorbing exudate from a wound is disclosed by IWMT Intellectual Property Holdings of Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

A method of manufacturing an alginate wound dressing has been patented by Medline Industries of Northfield, Illinois, USA.

The latest developments for the automotive, battery, medical and apparel markets will be the centrepieces of the exhibit by Freudenberg Performance Materials, a specialist in high-performance nonwo

Arville’s exhibit will stress the Wetherby, UK-based company’s integrated manufacturing capabilities, which encompass design, weaving, coating and fabrication of bespoke textiles used in the defenc

A specialist in high-performance nonwovens, Sandler of Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany, will base its exhibit* around three key markets:

A life-cycle assessment (LCA) has shown that a laptop computer cover made of a continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic from Covestro has a carbon footprint 70% smaller than that of a cover made f

SFS Intec GmbH Aircraft Components is working with TxV Aero Composites to manufacture cost-effective, lightweight aircraft storage-bin brackets from reinforced thermoplastics using a hybrid overmou

A multimaterial composite car door that meets crash performance specifications while being 35% lighter in weight than steel alternatives will be showcased at JEC World.

A pair of water-based binders are to be showcased by BASF Construction Solutions of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, at the upcoming IDEA '19.

An automated system for the accurate and rapid inspection of composites is to be housed at the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol, UK.

Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens has put a new production line for car headliners into operation at its Suzhou site in China to meet increasing demand from domestic customers and those in South-E

Multi-disciplinary research at the University of Southampton in the UK could create smart fabrics capable of emitting light, changing colour and limiting the proliferation of bacteria.

A production facility for long glass fibre-reinforced polypropylene (LGFPP) is to be built by Mitsui Chemicals Inc at the site of its Chinese manufacturing subsidiary Mitsui Advanced Composites (Zh

A carbon fibre-reinforced bismaleimide (BMI) prepreg that is resistant to high temperatures and impacts has been developed by Teijin for the production of parts for aerospace engines.  

Construction‑grade cross‑laminated timber (CLT) is being produced from heat-treated wood and carbon fibre recycled from Boeing aeroplanes by researchers in Washington State, USA.

Wearable technology is entering the field of textile manufacturing, with advances such as the Smart Bracelet from BMSvision of Kortrijk, Belgium.

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