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Over the past 18 months, Layer Design has been working with Airbus on the development of the Move seating concept, designed to improve the comfort of economy-class passengers on short-haul flights

Construction‑grade cross‑laminated timber (CLT) is being produced from heat-treated wood and carbon fibre recycled from Boeing aeroplanes by researchers in Washington State, USA.

Wearable technology is entering the field of textile manufacturing, with advances such as the Smart Bracelet from BMSvision of Kortrijk, Belgium.

Extracts from jellyfish such as collagen have been electrospun into nanofibres and turned into nonwoven sheets and medical scaffolds by Ramot, the technology transfer arm of Tel Aviv University in

A range of surface modifiers formulated specifically for manufacturers of technical textiles and prepregs is to be unveiled by Michelman of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Mitsui & Co Ltd has bought additional shares in a manufacturer of plastic-lined carbon fibre reinforced-plastic (CFRP) pressure cylinders, Hexagon Composites ASA, for NOK123 million (about €12.

A fabric development service has been launched by technical textiles specialist, HeiQ of Zurich, Switzerland.

A sound attenuation sheet designed to reduce noise in automotive applications while being lighter in weight than existing products has been developed by Pritex, a manufacturer of acoustic and therm

Hyosung Advanced Materials Corp is to invest 46.8 billion won (about €36.5 million) to expand its carbon fibre production plant in JeonJu, South Korea.

A method for producing carbon nanofibres that are tailored in terms of their mechanical and chemical characteristics to be used as anode materials in lithium-ion batteries has been developed by Aks

Two countries in the European Union (EU) are supporting a standard for assessing the flushability of wet wipes according to its developers, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) a

A way to measure how the three-dimensional (3D) alignment of molecules in a material changes in response to applied force has been developed in Maryland, USA.

Carbios of Clermont-Ferrand, France, reports that it has successfully produced the first polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles made of 100% purified terephthalic​ acid (rPTA), which is made thro

Teijin Ltd has agreed to acquire US manufacturer and supplier of highly heat-resistant thermoset prepregs for the aerospace industry Renegade Materials Corp.

Researchers from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) and the University of Berne, Switzerland,  are developing smart textile sensors to help prevent the occur

Researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) have developed a fibre that combines the elasticity of rubber with the strength of a metal and could be incorporated into textiles, composites

Innova Imagen of Monterry, Mexico, will investigate using waste from tequila manufacturing, and other feedstocks, as the basis of manufacturing polyester after winning exclusive rights to evaluate

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, reports that it has approved one of the first international standards for electronic te

Microsoft has been working to develop smart textiles for a number of years and has now been awarded a patent for methods of producing textile-base

Details of a geotextile rendered electrically conductive using graphene have been outlined by Imagine Intelligent Materials (IM) of North Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

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