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Fibres spun from lunar rocks could help attempts to colonize the Moon by providing the basis of reinforcements for structures made using raw materials that do not need transportation from Earth.

A soft, stretchable patch that can cool or warm the skin of its wearer, and maintain the temperature of the skin as that of the surrounding environment changes, has been developed by researchers at

A patented coating technology (Textilise) that makes a permanently antimicrobial surface without affecting the properties of the textile is now available, according to the Irish company behind the

A company specializing in electrospinning equipment to make fibre-based medical materials claims its latest unit (MediSpin XL) can reproducibly and continuously manufacture, on an industrial scale,

The series manufacture of smart textile products was demonstrated during the Techtextil/Texprocess exhibition, held in Frankfurt, Germany, on 14–17 May 2019, where a microfactory could be

A highly flexible, textile-based lithium battery with a high capacity for storing energy has been developed by researchers in Hong Kong, China.

A recyclable and lightweight carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastic (CFTRP) spaceframe for passenger rail carriages has been developed in the UK.

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