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Gerber Technology has added modular laser cutting technology to its portfolio through its acquisition of large-format cutting specialist MCT Digital.

By completing a major investment in its plant in Madisonville, Kentucky, USA, Ahlstrom-Munksjö says it has broadened the range of nonwovens it can supply for filtration in industrial and engine app

Hosted by global nonwovens associations INDA of Cary, North Carolina, USA, and EDANA of Brussels, Belgium, Outlook Plus Latin America will return to Brazil for its third edition on 7–9 May

A bill (AB-2998) that will prohibit the sale of certain new products for juveniles, mattresses and upholstered furniture containing specified flame-retardants has been passed by the State

No fewer than 35 materials are featured in Asahi Kasei’s AKXY concept car, including components made from cellulose nanofibre-reinforced composites, microstructured synthetic leathers, three-dimens

Fibertex Nonwovens of Aalborg, Denmark, has invested in equipment for the industrial-scale production of nanofibres, and nonwovens for advanced filtration media made from these nanofibres.

A 15-ha (37-acre) plant for the manufacture of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor and carbon fibre has been opened in Isère, France, by Hexcel.

Major information technology (IT) companies such as Facebook Google, IBM and Intel are currently investing heavily in research into neuromorphic computing—a technology that aims to replace today’s

A method for producing highly transparent antennas from layers of titanium carbide (MXene) just a few atoms in thickness has been developed in the USA.

Less than two months after its establishment, a consortium in Germany focused on the development of thermoplastic composites and related processing technologies for the aerospace and automotive ind

Gurit of Zurich, Switzerland, is to acquire all shares of core material kits supplier JSB Group Ringkøbing, Denmark, for £62.1 million (DKK520 million).  

A process for mixing nanocellulose with various thermoplastics has been developed by Green Science Alliance Co Ltd of Kawanishi, Japan.

At its headquarters in Redmond, Washington, USA, computer specialist Microsoft has made a significant investment in textile machinery over the past few years, including weaving and embroidery syste

Advanced materials group Haydale has been jointly awarded a contract by the English Institute for Sport (EIS) for the development of wearable technology for elite athletes in training for the 2

Liquid X Printed Metals of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, has announced a partnership with its compatriot Bonbouton of New York City to print temperature and pressure sensors directly onto textiles

Algorithms for heart monitoring developed by The Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Minnesota, USA, are to be incorporated into Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based Myant’s smart apparel (

An overmoulding process for the economical manufacture of parts using reinforced thermoplastic sheets and a consolidation press for the processing of unidirectional fibre-reinforced thermoplastic t

The likelihood of increasing trade tariffs and a potential surge in construction costs owing to the buoyant US labour market are the factors behind Lenzing’s decision to temporarily mothball its ly

Increasingly large quantities of polyester (PES) textiles are being produced annually, generating large amounts of waste that needs to be recycled and/or re-used.

Danish manufacturer Fibertex Nonwovens is expanding its production capacity in Brazil by 20% in order to accommodate growing demand for its products from the automotive and other industries.

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