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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.

Researchers in the USA have demonstrated that vehicle armour made using composite metal foam (CMF) can stop large-calibre ball and armour-piercing rounds as effectively as conventional steel armour

Stretchable electronic circuits from Conductive Transfers are being used by Atlantic Therapeutics in shorts it has developed for treating bladder weakness in women (Innovo).

A method for manufacturing light-producing automotive interior trim parts has been developed by Benecke-Kaliko of Hanover, Germany.

A lightweight yet effective ballistic protection material that is more comfortable to wear that existing solutions has been developed by Blücher of Erkrath, Germany.

Cheap and safe charge-storage elements such as capacitors have been fabricated on textiles using nanomaterial inks by researchers at the University of Cambridge in the UK.

Wearable devices that harvest energy from movement are not a new idea, but a nanomaterial created at Rice University in Houston, Texas, USA, may make them more practical.

Karl Mayer's digital technologies company KM.ON is establishing subsidiaries in mainland China and Hong Kong.

Air filtration media that is claimed to have high initial efficiency with improved durability, fire retardancy, antimicrobial activity and moisture resistance are disclosed by Georgia-Pacific Nonwo

Spinning mill Filidea and its automotive components and technical apparel partner Sparco, both based in Piedmont, Italy, have worked with Team McLaren Honda F1 in the development of what is claimed

The ability to capture data in real time as fibres form can make electrospinning techniques more affordable and effective, according to the US Department of Energy (DoE)’s Argonne National Laborato

Polyester (PES) fabrics that are both biodegradable and recyclable have been launched for the commercial interiors market by Duvaltex of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Additive manufacturing (AM) start start-up Arris Composites has secured US$10 million in funding to develop a process that it says will “address the scalability problem of AM and the steep costs an

Recyclable and compostable ready-meal packaging made from cellulose fibres has been adopted by a UK supermarket as it looks to stop using polyethylene terephthalate (PET) versions.