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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter, which features carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) rotor blades, has now (30 April 2021) completed four test

A cell that can be used for both automated fibre-placement (AFP) and automated tape-laying (ATL) processes has been installed at the UK's National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol.

Sintx Technologies reports that it has filed numerous applications for US and international patents to protect its silicon nitride-based technologies, including antimicrobial coatings

A surgical mask coated with a thin layer of copper that rapidly deactivates bacteria and viruses – including the SARS-Cov-2 virus responsible for the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic

A vapour-permeable, flexible, and highly elastic and electrically conductive mat could be useful in the production of health-monitoring devices, soft robotics and on-skin electronics, according to

A laboratory dedicated to the development of masterbatches for the production of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) is being constructed in Guangzhou, China, by polymer manufacturer Avient and

An antimicrobial biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) laminating film inactivates and inhibits the proliferation of the SARS-Cov-2 virus responsible for the human coronavirus (covid-19)

NILIT has launched a polyamide (PA) fibre that it says breaks-down in landfills and sea water faster than conventional PA fibres.

Nonwovens based on fibres extracted from milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), a plant native to North America, retain heat three-times better when under compression than polyester (PES) insulatio

A digital measuring and size-recommendation system, called Uniform Pro, that enables uniform manufacturers and rental companies to measure end-users remotely, with no need for in-person contact or

Ahlstrom-Munksjö plans to manufacture and sell separators based on technology from Soteria Battery Innovation Group (BIG) for lithium-ion batteries following the signing of a marketing licence agre

Jacob Holm reports that its plastic-free nonwoven for wipes (SoftFlush) disintegrates and disperses readily enough in water for it to be awarded

A bio-based alternative to the resorcinol formaldehyde latex (RFL) adhesives typically used to ensure that a good bond is formed between mechanical rubber products and the yarns reinforcing them ha

A flame-retardant (FR), carbon fibre-reinforced polycarbonate (PC) compound that is made using bio-based and recycled materials, and displays the same properties as the incumbent made entirely from

A soft-armour vest made primarily from Royal DSM's unidirectional (UD) ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE, Dyneema) is to be supplied to Sao Paulo police by MKU Ltd.   

In response to increasing demand for its products, Fibertex Nonwovens of Aalborg, Denmark, has announced that it is investing approximately €40.4 million (DKK300 million) to increase its production

As it looks expand its operations in the polymer-processing market, Oerlikon has signed an agreement to acquire the developer of hot runner systems (which convey molten plastic into the cavities of

A system for the collection and chemical recycling of used polyester (PES) textiles is to be established by three companies in Japan. 

With a global market worth US$51 862 million in 2021, the nonwovens industry faired reasonably well during the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic, supplying critical products such as face masks

Nonwovens could soon be manufactured from biodegradable polyolefins through a partnership between Polymateria Global, Avgol and Indorama Ventures.