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A method for producing thermally stabilized melt-spun fibres from polyacrylonitrile (PAN) has been developed by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft of Munich, Germany.

A manufacturing facility dedicated to the design and production of three-dimensional (3D) weaving machines has been opened in Huddersfield, UK, by Optima Technology Ltd.

A biodegradable quilted nonwoven oil sorbent has been unveiled by E Innovate LLC.

Although polyester (PES) is the most common fibre currently used in textiles, it does not degrade naturally.

Karl Mayer of Obertshausen, Germany, has become a manufacturer of complete systems for the production of packaging sacks and shading nets.

A project through which mixed-material joining technologies will be tested and evaluated has been established by research institutes Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT) of Detroit and the C

A prototype battery enclosure for NIO’s electric vehicles that is made of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) has been developed by the Chinese carmaker in partnership with SGL Carbon.

A textile tape designed for wrapping composite pipes that transport high-pressure fluids, such as those used in the oil extraction industry, has been developed by Chomarat.

After a 10-year research and development (R&D) effort, an anti-mosquito masterbatch for use in long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) designed to counteract the increasing resistance of

A pair of swimsuits designed to reduce the hydrodynamic drag of their wearers has been launched by Speedo of Nottingham, UK.

Reinforcement fabrics that are supplied by Hexcel with adhesive dots patterned on their surfaces have been used by Sunseeker for the manufacture of its latest performance cruiser.

A glass fibre-reinforced sheet moulding compound (SMC) from CSP Victall is being used to produce the pickup boxes of Jiangling Motors Corp (JMC)’s Yuhu 3 and Yuhu 5 trucks—the first such use of com

Teijin Ltd is now producing an expanded range of fan-cooled garments that the company developed with Makita Corp, a manufacturer of

A coating for polypropylene (PP) fibres that can capture toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents, even in highly humid environments, has been developed in the USA.

A group of researchers at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, has developed a three-dimensional (3D) printer for depositing electrically conductive fibres onto textiles and garments.

Itema Group of Colzate, Italy, is to form a subsidiary dedicated to manufacturing looms for technical textiles.

A way to protect flexible polymer solar cells and organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) from moisture has been developed by researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KA

A shirt containing a contactless payment module that can be controlled via an online application is to be launched by DressCode Shirts of Cambridge, UK.

A wound dressing that changes colour when in contact with moisture such as body fluids has been developed by Availtek of Carmel, Indiana, USA.

An inexpensive smart textile-based device that can help athletes and patients undergoing physical therapy position their arms to improve performance, reduce injury and accelerate recovery has been