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Using large-diameter fibres, 3M of St Paul, Minnesota, USA, has made nonwoven webs for use in abrasive products.

A flexible and stretchable fabric-based battery has been developed by researchers at the University of Houston System in Houston, Texas, USA.

SABIC has launched a polypropylene (PP) resin for the production of meltblown fabrics used in personal hygiene applications.

Hygiene products maker Drylock Technologies of Zele, Belgium, has officially opened a facility in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA, where it has unveiled an office building for its US operations and inst

Nonwovens producer Berry Global of Evansville, Indiana, USA, has launched a range of soft nonwovens and films designed to provide comfort in hygiene applications.

Thermwood of Dale, Indiana, USA, has released further details of its vertical layer printing (VLP) method, which enables large parts to be manufactured in one piece.

A perfluorocarbon (PFC)-free, water-repellent finish for leather has been launched by HeiQ of Bad Zurzach, Switzerland, and DuPont Consumer Solutions of Wilmington, Delaware, USA.

NanoSphere Cannabis International (NCI) is a new wholly owned subsidiary of NanoSphere Health Sciences established to commercialize the transdermal delivery of cannabis-based drugs using nanopartic

The German Design Council of Frankfurt is to present a German Design Award to fibre producer Asahi Kasei of Tokyo, Japan, for the development of its

At the Electronica exhibition in Munich, Germany, on 12–16 November 2018, TactoTek of Oulu, Finland, demonstrated the benefits of its injection-moulded structural electronics (IMSE) techno

There have been some significant advances in printed electronics during 2018, including a number that are likely to lead to new wearable technologies, according to IDTechEx Research of Cambridge, U

Researchers at Empa of Dübendorf, Switzerland, are developing polymer fibres that react to external stimuli and could be used in medical applications, such as delivering drugs to wounds and measuri

Dr Collin GmbH of Ebersberg, Germany, a maker of pilot and laboratory lines for the processing of plastics, has delivered a micro-extrusion line for surgical sutures to the University of Chiang Mai

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is aiming to scale-up its use of carbon nanotube (CNT)-strengthened composites through a number of projects.

Chomarat of Le Cheylard, France, has invested in a pilot production line for the development of laid scrim for construction applications.

A fire-resistant textile developed by Arville Textiles of Wetherby, UK, could be used to manufacture clothing for use by firefighters, military personnel and police officers.

A three-dimensional (3D) knitted architectural mould (formwork) weighing only 55 kg has been used to create a five-tonne concrete sculpture for an exhibition in Mexico City.

A US manufacturer of infusions based on silk protein (fibroin) that could be used to impart a range of functionalities to textiles has secured US$30 million in investments to scale-up its business.

A radially shrinkable textile tube for encasing elongated objects has been developed by Iprotex of Münchberg, Germany.

Porcher Industries’ US subsidiary BGF Industries Inc is spending US$7 million to relocate its headquarters, and research and development (R&D) activities from Greensboro, North Carolina, to Dan

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