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At the international exhibition and conference for the printed electronics industry LOPEC, the increasing use of sensors for medical applications, smart textiles and organic light-emitting

A self-adhesive band for use in a compression stocking or sock has been developed by Ganzoni & Cie of St Gallen, Switzerland, a subsidiary of Sigvaris.

The first centre in the world designed to carry-out large-scale fatigue testing of composite tidal turbine blades is to be built in the UK as part of a partnership between the University of Edinbur

A lightweight textile-reinforced flexible hose has been developed by FITT of Sandrigo, Italy. In particular this could be a garden hose or irrigation hose.

A UK company has moved into new laboratory and office facilities to support plans to bring its graphene coatings for water filtration media to market.

The developer of a polymer (vitrimer(1)) that demonstrates the strength of a thermoset, but can be re-melted when heated above its glass transition temperature (Tg) like a the

An electrically conductive yarn that can be used to create heating elements in textiles has been developed by Inuheat, a manufacturer of wearable heating solutions based in Hovås, Sweden. 

An acoustic plasterboard has been developed by Saint-Gobain Placo.

An abdominal hernia repair system has been developed by US inventors Aubrey Woodroof of Carlsbad, California, and Lipton Laverne Martin of Fork, South Carolina.

A dressing for absorbing exudate from a wound is disclosed by IWMT Intellectual Property Holdings of Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

A Hong Kong-based group of fashion designers, health professionals and a knitting mill have co-developed an award-winning therapeutic support for people with knee injuries or chronic knee condition

A method of manufacturing an alginate wound dressing has been patented by Medline Industries of Northfield, Illinois, USA.

The latest developments for the automotive, battery, medical and apparel markets will be the centrepieces of the exhibit by Freudenberg Performance Materials, a specialist in high-performance nonwo

Arville’s exhibit will stress the Wetherby, UK-based company’s integrated manufacturing capabilities, which encompass design, weaving, coating and fabrication of bespoke textiles used in the defenc

A specialist in high-performance nonwovens, Sandler of Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany, will base its exhibit* around three key markets:

A life-cycle assessment (LCA) has shown that a laptop computer cover made of a continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic from Covestro has a carbon footprint 70% smaller than that of a cover made f

SFS Intec GmbH Aircraft Components is working with TxV Aero Composites to manufacture cheap, lightweight aircraft storage-bin brackets from reinforced thermoplastics using a hybrid overmoulding pro

A car door made from multiple composites that meets crash performance specifications while being 35% lighter in weight than steel-made equivalents will be showcased at JEC World.

A number of water-based binders are to be showcased by BASF Construction Solutions of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, at the upcoming IDEA 2019.

An automated system for the accurate and rapid inspection of composites is to be housed at the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol, UK.

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