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Teijin Ltd has agreed to acquire US manufacturer and supplier of highly heat-resistant thermoset prepregs for the aerospace industry Renegade Materials Corp.

Researchers from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) and the University of Berne, Switzerland,  are developing smart textile sensors to help prevent the occur

Researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) have developed a fibre that combines the elasticity of rubber with the strength of a metal and could be incorporated into textiles, composites

Innova Imagen of Monterry, Mexico, will investigate using waste from tequila manufacturing, and other feedstocks, as the basis of manufacturing polyester after winning exclusive rights to evaluate

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, reports that it has approved one of the first international standards for electronic te

Microsoft has been working to develop smart textiles for a number of years and has now been awarded a patent for methods of producing textile-base

Details of a geotextile rendered electrically conductive using graphene have been outlined by Imagine Intelligent Materials (IM) of North Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

A long-lasting industrial fabric designed to support fibre webs in a processing machine, such as a paper machine or a pulp machine, has been developed by Valmet Technologies.

The developer of a novel pultrusion process claims that it is capable of producing affordable carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) parts in high-enough volumes for the mainstream automotive indus

A carbon nanotube (CNT)-coated fabric that could dynamically regulate the temperature of its wearer is being developed by researchers at the University of Maryland in College Park, USA.

A method of producing regenerated cellulose fibres that is claimed to be cheaper and more efficient than conventional processes has been disclosed by

A shaped nonwoven for an absorbent article has been developed by Unicharm of Tokyo, Japan.

In a move that could be significant for the technical textiles industry, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has unveiled its Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan

A thermally insulating composite housing for batteries used in electric vehicles has been developed by researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability (LBF)

Turkish manufacturer of reinforcement fabrics for composites Metyx Group is to boost production capacity at its site in Ranlo, North Carolina,

Haemostatic devices for promoting blood clotting are outlined in European Patent Publication EP3412320 by Z-Medica.

A US development programme has yielded what is believed to be the largest autoclave-capable tool to be produced using additive manufacturing. 

A biocompatible anti-adhesion surgical mesh for hernia repair has been developed by Samyang Biopharmaceuticals of Seoul, South Korea.

Carbon fibres with a uniform, porous structure have been produced for the first time by researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, USA.

Victrex has invested in novel mould-heating technology as it seeks to overcome existing challenges to the widespread use of thermoplastic composite parts.

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