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A facility dedicated to the development of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) fan blades and fan cases for use on jet engines has been opened in Bristol, UK, by Rolls-Royce.

A multilayer, breathable dressing to treat chronic wounds and block external pathogens from infecting them has been developed by InMedBio of Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.

An oxidation process being commercialised by LeMond Carbon yields cheaper carbon fibre in higher volumes than is possible using conventional processes, according to the results of a technical audit

A former medical student at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Trust has designed what is believed to be the UK’s first disposable and sterile headscarf for staff to wear in operating

Lyocell fibres made by Lenzing using pre- and post-consumer cotton waste have been employed to produce bedding, which is being shown by the company on its stand at Heimtextil.  

Diapers from South Korean diaper producer Mother-K are to be sold to the US market following an exclusive distribution agreement with sourcing and lisensing firm Edison Nation of Bethlehem, Pennsyl

The world's largest plant for the production of dissolving wood-pulp, a key ingredient for the manufacture of cellulosic fibres, is to be built near São Paulo in Brazil.

More than 1350 Australian women have won a seven-year-old class-action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) of New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, for misleading patients and surgeons about

A pair of bio-based finishes – one featuring an odour-controlling antimicrobial and the other cooling phase-change materials (PCMs) – is to be launched at Heimtextil by Devan Chemicals of

3M has completed the sale of its ballistic-protection business to Avon Rubber Plc for US$91 million.

Smart textile-based heart-rate monitors that perform as well as the traditional electrodes used for such applications are being developed by researchers from Draper of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and

A short-sleeved men's top that provides compression while being highly flexible, so that it supports muscles and joints, improving proprioception (the sense of self-movement and body position) and

Smart-textiles specialist Myant of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has entered into a joint venture with Osmotex AG of Thalwil, Switzerland, to commercialise the latter's Hydro_Bot active membrane techno

Researchers at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Espoo, Finland, have used an optical fibre made of cellulose to create a prototype sensor that, in the future, may be used to detect changes in t

Antimicrobial dressings for treating biofilms in wounds have been developed by Argentum Medical of Geneva, Illinois, USA.

Water-based nanofibres coated with photovoltaic nanomaterials being developed at Aarhus University in Denmark could be used to regenerate brain and heart cells in the human body.

HaptX has announced a strategic partnership with Advanced Input Systems and has secured US$12 million in funding from investors for the production of its haptic-feedback gloves (HaptX Gloves).

While men are more prone to inguinal hernias owing to their narrow and deep pelvis, there is a disparity between the sexes in terms of how they respond to mesh implantation.

A prosthesis for use as a wall reinforcement in parietal and/or visceral surgery has been developed by Medtronic Sofradim Production of Trévoux, France. The device is said to retain its three-dimen

A dressing that facilitates the rapid healing of wounds is disclosed by Healthko of Boca Raton, Florida, USA.