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A nonwoven has been developed for the protection of electronic information carriers by the Technical University of Liberec and Večerník of Pěnčín, both in the Czech Republic.

Drones and crawling robots that can inspect composite wind turbine blades non-invasively for hidden damage faster and in more detail than is possible using traditional inspection cameras are being

Saurer has already sold a number of it latest air-spinning machines, called Autoairo, which it launched at ITMA in Barcelona, Spain, on 20–26 June 2019.

A centre that will be used to develop lightweight components for high-value industries, including aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, renewables, medical, marine and off-road transport, was officia

Rieter Group has signed seven contracts worth a total CHF180 million with the Cotton & Textile Industries Holding Co, Cairo (Egypt).

Flame-retardant nanoclay-modified fabrics that can be used as flame barriers in mattresses and bedding have been developed by Precision Custom Coatings and Precision Textiles of Totowa, New Jersey,

Oerlikon Barmag finished its first day at ITMA (in Barcelona, Spain; 20–26 June 2019) having received a significant order for its latest texturing machine (eAFK Evo) from Unifi Manufacturi

Following a year of discussions, the Global Chemical Industry Round Table (GCIRT) and the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation have agreed to work together to promote the widespr

Milliken & Co, a producer of performance and protective textiles, speciality chemicals and floorcoverings, has acquired Andover Healthcare, a manufacturer of cohesive bandages and compression s

A radio-frequency (RF) dryer for manufacturers of nonwoven battings and hydrophilic foams has been launched by Radio Frequency Co of Millis, Massachusetts, USA.

The world's first welded carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) pressure bulkhead for a single-aisle aircraft is being developed by engineers at Premium Aerotec of Augsburg, Germany.

Spirit AeroSystems has disclosed details of the work being undertaken at its facility in Prestwick, UK, on the fabrication and assembly of leading edges, wing boxes and lower wing covers for Airbus

A composite–metal anti-roll bar for trucks and trains is being developed by a research consortium in the UK.

By using sodium as a catalyst rather than the more conventional iron, researchers in the USA have shown that carbon nanotubes (CNTs) can be grown at significantly lower temperatures than are usuall

A project in the UK has been set-up to develop soft, wearable devices to help elderly and disabled people walk and move from sitting to standing in comfort and safety.

A developer and manufacturer of a novel three-dimensional (3D) carbon fibre reinforcement for the production of impact resistant and durable composites has this year raised US$1.75 million in fundi

For the first time on a commercial basis, polyurethane (PU) raw materials from Covestro have been used for the production of wind blades.

Researchers in the USA are taking inspiration from the shield (known as a telson) found in the tail of the mantis shrimp to design impact-resistant composites.

A cheap, sensor-packed glove that captures pressure signals as its wearer interacts with objects has been developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, U

US companies Raytheon Co of Waltham, Massachusetts, and United Technologies Corp of Farmington, Connecticut, are to merge through a transaction that is expected to close in the first half of 2020.

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