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A water-based binder (Appretan NTR) for textile coatings that is made in part of raw materials from natural renewable resources has been developed by Archroma of Reinach, Switzerland.

Plants for the production of engineering plastics and thermoplastic polyurethanes will be the first to be built at BASF’s US$10-billion chemical production site in Zhanjiang, China, according to th

A  medium-wave infra-red (IR) heating system from Heraeus Noblelight is being used in the research and development of methods for the manufacture of composite parts from thermoplastics at the UK’s

Lenzing is to use the cryptography system blockchain to ensure that the origins of, and processes carried out upon, its lyocell fibres (Tencel) can be determined easily by its customers and consume

As one of Europe’s biggest suppliers of automotive components, with sales of €78.5 billion in 2018, Robert Bosch is actively involved in many projects with Germany’s research institutes.

Luxury goods manufacturer Louis Vuitton has been attracting a lot of attention with two monogram handbags with built-in flexible active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) screens, which i

A technology centre for the development of nonwovens production lines has been officially opened in Egelsbach, Germany.

An antistatic cellulose-based release material, designed to make the lamination process for making the radio-frequency identification (RFID) inlays in smartcards easier, has been launched by Ahlstr

Nonwoven pads for polishing the silicon wafers used in the electronics industry have been developed by Teijin Frontier using its ultra-fine nanofibres (Nanofront).

Archroma has inaugurated its Global Competence Center for Automotive & Synthetic Dyeing in Korschenbroich, Germany.

A flame-retardant (FR) composite designed for use in additive manufacturing processes has been launched by Markforged of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

A bio-based flame-retardant (FR) and a wash-durable, non-biocidal odour-control technology have been launched by Devan Chemicals of Ronse, Belgium.

A plastic called poly(diketoenamine) (PDK) can be broken down into its constituent parts at the molecular level and then reassembled into different shapes, textures and colours – without loss of pe

Autoneum of Winterthur, Switzerland, has adapted its sound-absorbing automotive underfloor system (Ultra-Silent) for the production of battery undercovers for electric vehicles (EVs).

Synthetic vaginal mesh has been implanted in millions of women worldwide to strengthen weakened pelvic muscles that can cause the bladder, uterus and other organs to sag into the vaginal area.

An alternative to the costly scrubbing sections conventionally used to remove the sulfur compounds found in the lean gas generated through the production of viscose fibres has been developed by Hal

Highly stretchable supercapacitors for powering wearable electronics have been manufactured from crumpled forests of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) by researchers in the USA.

A line for the production of unidirectional (UD) fibre-reinforced thermoplastic tapes is to be launched by Karl Mayer of Obertshausen, Germany.

Carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastics (CFRTPs) from Teijin Ltd are being employed by General Motors (GM) to manufacture pickup boxes for selected models of its vehicles.

The National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol, UK, has secured a prestigious new partner and has cemented relations with another.