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A laboratory dedicated to developing composites and methods for their manufacture has been opened at Chalmers University in ‎Gothenburg, Sweden.

A wearable, wireless device that continuously measures how a person’s fingernail bends and moves, which are key indicators of grip strength, could be used in the treatment of numerous medical condi

PolyOne Corp of Avon Lake, Ohio, USA, has bought manufacturer of fibres and composites Fiber-Line for US$120 million.

Finnish manufacturer of pulp and paper Stora Enso of Helsinki has joined TreeToTextile AB, a joint venture set-up to manufacture regenerated cellulose fibres for textiles.

Mölnlycke Health Care of Gothenburg, Sweden, has acquired M&J Airlaid Products of Horsens, Denmark, a manufacturer of absorbent airlaid nonwovens that generates annual revenue of €10 million.

A range of soft, comfortable and stretchable fabrics made from cellulosic and elastane fibres are to be launched for use in sports- and underwear through a partnership between Lenzing and Hyosung.

A technique for measuring how much insecticide is present on the surface of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) is being developed by researchers from North Carolina State University (NCSU) and

A black, strong and flame-retardant (FR) para-aramid fibre (Technora black) from Teijin is being used to reinforce the plastic back panel of Sharp’s latest smartphone, the lightweight Aquous Zero.

A highly stable fabric for waterproof roofing membranes has been developed by Booyoung Textile of Chilgok-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.

The Austrian developer of what is billed as the first truly washable smart sports shirt (The Smart Shirt QUS) has received a 2018 Red Dot Design Concept Award.

The development of electronic products, including smart fabrics, will be increasingly based on organic materials such as bioplastics, say Bio-on and Kartell, two Italian companies that have formed

A novel fabric made of alternating polyamide (PA) cords with different constructions has been developed for use in tyres by Kordsa Teknik Tekstil of Izmit/Kocaeli, Turkey.

A fire-retardant fibre can be produced from a mixture of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) using a method developed by Aksa Akrilik of Çiftlikköy-Yalova, Turkey.

The biorefinery by-product​ lignin is being used by researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee to produce an affordable composite for additive ma

Singapore-based provider of software for the apparel industry ThreadSol has become the latest company to be acquired by industrial thread manufacturer Coats of Uxbridge, UK.

SGL Carbon is to supply carbon fibres and semi-finished textile products for a range of components in BMW’s upcoming electric vehicle (EV), the iNEXT, after signing an agreement with the carmaker. 

By combining a seaweed-derived alginate used in biomedical applications with graphene oxide (GO), USA-based researchers have developed a composite that is durable and can respond dynamically to its

Protective garments made from a composite fabric with high cut- and puncture-resistance have been co-developed by UK-based Optipro and Lars Petter Andresen of Norway.

A polyamide (PA) staple fibre with a high load-bearing capacity has been developed by Invista.

Two processes capable of making graphene membranes with pores less than 100 nm across offer the prospect of making quick and efficient filters for fluids, as well as breathable fabrics.