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CHTC Fong’s Group is to establish a subsidiary in China that will focus on technologies for the automation of and data exchange between manufacturing technologies (Industry 4.0).

Fibre manufacturer Lenzing Group, based in Lenzing, Austria, aims to drastically reduce its carbon footprint over the next decades.

Covestro of Leverkusen, Germany, is investing in the manufacture of continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastics (CFRTPs) in response to growing demand for the materials from its customers.

Lenzing has completed work to expand and modernize its pulp plant in Lenzing, Austria.

In response to increasing demand for its flame-resistant products, Mount Vernon FR is to increase the production capacity of its facility in Trion, Georgia, USA, by 20%.

Digital printing specialist Electronics For Imaging (EFI) Inc has been bought by an affiliate of Siris Capital Group for approximately US$1.7 billion.

A multifunctional protective fabric made from high-strength fibres has been developed by Shadow Works Group of Lorton, Virginia, USA.

Researchers in the USA have produced fibres that curl-up in a controllable fashion in response to heat and could be used as artificial muscles for robots, prosthetic limbs, or other mechanical and

A heart failure and arrhythmia management system (HFAMS) designed to help clinicians improve outcomes and reduce hospitalisations for heart failure patients with fluid management problems has been

A range of perfluorochemical (PFC)-free durable water-repellent (DWR) treatments for textiles that are resistant to dry cleaning has been launched by HeiQ.

A method for producing composite sandwich structures using a multilayer textile has been developed by Toyota Jido Shokki, a subsidiary of Toyota Industries of Japan.

In response to increasing demand from suppliers of automotive interiors and information technology (IT) accessories, Asahi Kasei is to further increase its production of artificial suede (Lamous) a

Following the signing of a joint development agreement, Teijin Ltd is to supply materials to AEV Robotics for the development of its modular vehicle system.

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded a US$73.7-million contract to Made In Space Inc to demonstrate the viability of the automated manufacture and assembly of spa

Continuous glass fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite sheets from Lanxess of Cologne, Germany, are being used to produce the large front-end support structure for the Mercedes-Benz GLE sports u

A pair of water-based polyurethane (PU) textile coatings has been launched by Archroma of Reinach, Switzerland.

A multifunctional wallcovering system that combines aesthetic and acoustic properties has been developed by dQconcepts of Voorburg, and Dutchcreen of Roosendaal, The Netherlands.

Engineers from the UK’s University of Edinburgh and Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, in St Gallen have manufactured a thin artificial skin from nanofibres.

A process to screen-print circuits that are stretchable and washable onto flexible substrates for use in wearable technologies, including medical applications, has been developed by Conductive Tran

A positively charged viscose fibre specifically designed for use in disinfectant wipes has won the World of Wipes Innovation Award at the recent INDA show (25-27 June, Atlanta, GA