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Conventional X-ray tubes could be used to investigate the physical structure of fibre-reinforced plastics following the development of a small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) technique by researchers

Honeywell of Morris Plains, New Jersey, USA, is increasing its capacity for the production of its ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre (Spectra) by more than 20%.

Toray Industries claims to have created the world’s first carbon fibre with a nanosized continuous pore structure.

Kimberly-Clark is to invest US$20 million to expand nonwovens production capacity at its manufacturing facility in Corinth, Mississippi, USA, to support growth in the North American personal care m

A warp-knitted surgical mesh that incorporates a nanoscale surface treatment has received pre-market clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Graphene nanoplatelet manufacturer, XG Sciences Inc and producer of filaments for additive manufacturing (AM), Terrafilum have signed a joint development agreement to develop, produce and sell fila

Manufacturer of reinforcements for the tyre and construction industries, Kordsa has formed a partnership with the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) to develop

Wearable technology is being used to collect and assess data on movement and activity in a study evaluating a potential treatment for chorea associated with Huntington's disease, a hereditary neuro

US recycled carbon fibre specialist Carbon Conversions Inc (CCI) is working with compatriot Dell to create lightweight and cost-effective carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) covers for laptop co

Wearable technology can be used to identify heart-rate irregularities that subsequent clinical evaluations confirmed to be atrial fibrillation, according to a study from the Stanford University Sch

BinNova Metal Fiber Technology (MFT) is a new company based in Jena, Germany, which is manufacturing metallic microfibres that are being converted into wetlaid nonwovens for applications in electro

Temperature-responsive textiles that can be used to create self-fitting garments that only require body heat to function have been developed by researchers at the University of Minnesota in Minneap

A technology for refrigeration based on the twisting and untwisting of fibres has been demonstrated by researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas in the USA and Nankai University in China.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö of Helsinki, Finland, has launched the TrustShield range of single-use medical fabrics that provide protection against surgical lasers, chemicals and chemotherapy drugs.

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) believes that its structural electronics research will allow dashboards to be replaced by curved screens and enable drivers to customise interiors with colour-changing body

The Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute (NIRI) in Leeds, UK, has purchased a new airlaying machine that will be used for the pilot-scale manufacture of nonwovens.

Technical textiles specialist Arville has purchased manufacturer of replacement filter products, Delta Filter Services Ltd.

As the aerospace industry renews its focus on space travel, there is a growing need for innovation in the area of thermal protective systems (TPSs) says Tex Tech Industries of Portland, Maine, USA.

Demand for wipes used in healthcare settings is expected to increase by 3.8% per year to US$594 million in 2023, according to a new study published by Freedonia of Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

A lightweight textile made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fibres that can both block and absorb sound waves has been developed for use in automotive engine bays by Autoneum of Winterthur, Sw

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