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BeBop Sensors has tailored a version of its fabric sensor-enabled Forte Data Glove specifically for the Oculus Quest virtual reality (VR) headset marketed by Oculus VR, a division of Facebook.

An antimicrobial fibre and nonwoven membranes for use in apparel and filtration were introduced at K 2019 by Ascend Performance Materials of Houston, Texas, USA.  

The Spanish developer of ultra-large-tow precursors and the US licensee of an efficient plasma-oxidation process intend to join forces to produce affordable carbon fibre on a commercial basis.

A material comprising a combination of steel composite metal foam (CMF) and epoxy resin could be a promising alternative to aluminium for the production of the leading edges of wings for aircraft.

A lightweight ultra-high molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre-reinforced composite for the production of combat helmets has been unveiled by Honeywell of Morris Plains, New Jersey, USA.

Washable and re-usable absorbent incontinence underwear has been developed by RSD Holdings of Auckland, New Zealand.

A pair of carbon fibre-reinforced polypropylenes (PPs) has been developed for use in automotive applications by Borealis of Vienna, Austria.

Plans to raise £5 million of growth capital in the next year have been announced  by carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) wheel manufacturer Dymag of Chippenham, UK, as it looks to construct a ne

Virgin Galactic and Under Armour (UA) have unveiled the spacesuits to be worn by passengers on Virgin's commercial sub-orbital spaceflights.

A nanofibre membrane for micro-filtration and micro-venting applications has been launched by NXTNano of Claremore, Oklahoma, USA.

Resin supplier Scott Bader of Wellingborough, UK, has revealed that its urethane acrylate resins are being used to produce the automotive industry’s first curved pultruded carbon fibre-reinforced p

Multinational industrial conglomerate 3M has completed the acquisition of Acelity and its KCI subsidiaries from a consortium of investors for US$6.7 billion, including the assumption of US$2.4 bill

Supplier of composite components to the automotive industry, Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) has broken ground on a new manufacturing facility in Seguin, Texas, USA.

Reifenhäuser Reicofil GmbH & Co KG has announced that the first RF5 line for the production of spunbond, meltblown and composite nonwovens has started operation.  

A new technology acquired by Freudenberg of Weinheim, Germany, could create applications for advanced nonwovens in automotive powertrain and chassis components, particularly in electric vehicles.

A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany has developed sensors and control algorithms that have enabled it to create an autonomous humanoid robot with full-body artificial skin

An elastic cross-linkable elastomer film that can revert to its original shape and size after folding and rolling has been developed by Toray Industries of Tokyo, Japan.

A single-layer surgical gauze has been developed by B-ReS of Borgosatollo, Italy.

Flexible, biocompatible and potentially biodegradable nanocellulose sensors that can be worn on the skin are being developed by researchers in Switzerland and Canada. 

The global nanofibre market is expected to post a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 28% during 2019–2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio of London, UK.

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