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A flexible material for covering formwork used in the casting of foamed concrete has been developed by German inventors.

The developers of antibacterial pads for door handles, a production line for spunbond, meltblown and composite nonwovens, and a hernia-repair patch are to compete for the RISE Innovation Award

Andritz of Graz, Austria, has received an order for three needlepunch lines from Zhejiang Yanpai Filtration Technology Co Ltd of Tiantai, China.

The first composite pedestrian bridge that can be produced using additive manufacturing (AM) has been designed by a trio of companies in The Netherlands.

The biodegradability in fresh water of Lenzing’s cellulose fibres has been confirmed by the independent research laboratory Organic Waste Systems (OWS).

A foldable fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) structure that could be used as a temporary shelter or as a customizable container for cargo has been developed in Japan.  

Ineos Enterprises has completed its acquisition of Ashland Global Holdings Inc’s entire composites business.

Infinited Fiber Company (IFC) of Espoo, Finland, has received a major investment from Singapore-based viscose producer RGE to scale-up its technology for the recycling of cotton-rich textile waste

Hyosung Corp is to invest KRW1 trillion (approximately €752 million) in the construction of the world’s largest factory for the production of carbon fibre in JeonJu, South Korea.

Lauma Fabrics of Liepaja, Latvia, a manufacturer of lace, elastic knitted fabric and ribbons, has separated its medical business with the establishment of a new subsidiary called Lauma Medical.

Researchers at the North Carolina State University of Raleigh, USA, have developed a range of three-dimensional (3D) spacer textiles that protect plants from wildlife while allowing for the penetra

Protective clothing that is comfortable and provides a high level of protection from electric arc (arc discharge) has been developed by DuPont of Wilmington, Delaware, USA.

A contract to deliver one of the largest filament winding lines for the production of tanks for compressed hydrogen gas (CHG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) for the automotive industry has been a

A photovoltaic textile for portable solar devices has been developed by Saint-Gobain Adfors Canada of Midland, Ontario, Canada.

A long-lasting laminar textile for covering the paste-like active masses found on the electrodes of lead-acid batteries has been developed by Johnson Controls Autobatterie.

A method that uses nanofibre webs and light for the removal of toxic dyes from wastewater is safer, cheaper and easier than traditional methods, according to its developers in the USA.

Thin, flexible fibres made from carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been used to bridge damaged, non-conductive cardiac tissue and deliver the electrical signals needed to keep a heart beating.

A stretchable patch-based sensor that can monitor physiological signals and transmit the data wirelessly to a receiver that can be clipped onto clothing has been developed by researchers at Stanfor

Tex Tech Industries Inc has completed its acquisition of the coating and laminating operations of Highland Industries Inc, together with its defence-related business in the USA.

 A cost-efficient and scaleable method for producing graphene-based supercapacitors on textile substrates has been developed by researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.