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Antimicrobial dressings for treating biofilms in wounds have been developed by Argentum Medical of Geneva, Illinois, USA.

While men are more prone to inguinal hernias owing to their narrow and deep pelvis, there is a disparity between the sexes in terms of how they respond to mesh implantation.

A prosthesis for use as a wall reinforcement in parietal and/or visceral surgery has been developed by Medtronic Sofradim Production of Trévoux, France. The device is said to retain its three-dimen

A dressing that facilitates the rapid healing of wounds is disclosed by Healthko of Boca Raton, Florida, USA.

In an effort to strengthen its marketing activities in North America, particularly in the automotive industry, Asahi Kasei has opened an office in Novi, Michigan, USA.

The improvement and expansion of programmes for mattress recycling in the USA are the goals of a long-term research partnership established by Covestro and the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) Cali

Coal-tar pitch is to be transformed into high-value carbon fibre for use in aircraft, automobiles, sporting goods and other high-performance applications through a project funded in part by the US

SGL Carbon and the Hyundai Motor Group are to extend an agreement that sees the former supply nonwoven gas-diffusion layers for use in the latter's fuel cells.

In preparation for the production of its fully electric iNEXT car, the BMW Group is investing around €400 million in its largest European production plant in Dingolfing, Germany.  

A facility for the development and manufacture of propeller systems with all-composite blades has been inaugurated in Brockworth, UK, by Dowty Propellers.

The organiser of one of the world’s biggest conferences for fibres has announced plans for its first-ever satellite event, to be held Asia.

Freudenberg Group is to sell its South American Hygiene nonwovens business to Fitesa for an undisclosed sum.

Glass fibre-reinforced plastic (GFRP) longitudinal leaf springs are being used for the first time by Ford of Dearborn, Michigan, USA.

Ways in which composites could be used to increase the power density, and reduce the size, of the integrated electric drive units (EDUs) for electric vehicles (EVs) are to be investigated by a part

A facility for the research and development (R&D) of manufacturing technologies for use in industries such as aerospace and automotive has been opened by the Welsh government and the University

In a surprising about-turn, adidas is to close its two Speedfactories, in Ansbach, Germany, and Atlanta, Georgia, USA, by April 2020.

Textile-Circuit(1) is the latest technology developed for the efficient production of functional, electrically

Old newspapers can be used as a low-cost, environmentally friendly material on which to grow single-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on a large scale.

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.

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