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A polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor for the production of affordable large-tow (80 k) carbon fibre has been unveiled by Montefibre Carbon of Miranda de Ebro, Spain.

Flexible multilayer geocomposites comprising cement and a nonwoven textile have been disclosed by Thrace Nonwovens & Geosynthetics of Alimos, Athens, Greece.

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) has signed a definitive agreement to buy the stamping operations of AMI, including its 8361-m2 (90 000 square-foot) headquarters and manufacturing f

High-performance sensors can be manufactured on flexible substrates of diverse shapes and structures using a transfer-printing technology employing hydrogels and nanoinks.

A method for producing a yarn from automotive textile waste, particularly synthetic fibres, has been developed by two French companies, vehicle maker Renault of Boulogne-Billancourt and yarn spinne

Researchers at Aalto University of Aalto, Finland, have developed a textile-based solar cell that could be integrated into such as clothing, furniture, sails and curtains.

A consortium of German and Austrian companies has been set-up to develop new materials, printing methodologies and post-processing technologies for the production of automotive parts using additive

3M is to sell its advanced ballistic-protection business to Avon Rubber Plc for US$91 million. 

A US$20-million research collaboration between Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Maine (UMaine) will look to exploit the properties of cellulose nanofibres for large-scale

A harness with integrated light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and a nanosilver-containing facemask were among products recognized at the recent 2019 Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwid

Teijin Ltd has completed its acquisition of the US supplier of highly heat-resistant thermoset prepreg for the aerospace industry, Renegade Materials Corp of Miamisburg, Ohio.

Vanuatu has announced it will ban disposable diapers by December 2019 as part of efforts to reduce plastic pollution.

A stent-graft prosthesis that can be assembled at its site of implantation, rather than being pre-manufactured, has been developed by Swiss Capital – Engineering of Zürich, Switzerland.

In the future, marquees, tarpaulins and sun sails may not only protect objects and people from the sun, but might also generate solar power, as large, pliable, textile-based solar cells are current

Tencel lyocell fibres from cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing are being used to help improve the quality of life for “butterfly children”.

A calcium alginate fabric that can be used as a wound dressing has been developed by Qingdao Bright Moon Seaweed Group.

Following the signing of a year-long contract extension, SGL Carbon is to supply carbon fibre prepregs to Elbe Flugzeugwerke for the manufacture of the Airbus A350 cabin’s floor panels until the en

Print-on-demand apparel and e-commerce specialist Spreadshirt Group of Greensburg, Philadelphia, USA, plans to invest US$10 million in digital printing technology over the next two years.

United Global of Singapore has formed a joint venture with M-TechX of Tokyo, Japan, to operate a nanofibre manufacturing plant in Indonesia.

A glass fibre-reinforced polyamide (PA) 6 from Lanxess is being used by Leopold Kostal GmbH & Co KG to produce steering-column-switch housings for various models of Ford’s Fiesta, Focus and Eco

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