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Advanced fibre-reinforced wood (AFRW), laminated timbers that contain thin layers of high-performance textiles, is to be used in a building for the first time.

Isansys Lifecare of Abingdon, UK, has won a US Patent covering a key feature of its Lifetouch cardiac sensor.

A textile that incorporates lighting for use in civil engineering, agriculture and landscape preservation end-uses has been developed by Beaulieu International of Waregem, Belgium.

Itema of Colzate, Italy, is to show two new rapier machines at ITMA Asia + CITME 2018 in Shanghai, China, on 15–19 Octo

As part of its recently launched New Business and Innovation Division, sports gear brand Asics of Kobe, Japan, has announced that five businesses will benefit from its Tenkan-Ten

Picanol NV of Ieper, Belgium, will unveil its latest rapier loom (GTMax-i 3.0) at ITMA Asia + CITME 2018  in Shanghai,

A conductive yarn that can be woven or knitted into washable, interactive textiles, which can be used as capacitive touch sensors, has been developed by Google.

A dyeable, flame-retardant and heat-resistant meta-aramid fibre is being used to produce a range of outdoor clothing by two Japanese partners.

Cost-effective, scalable methods for the production of carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRPs) are to be developed by a consortium in the UK with the aim of improving the performance of electric v

Nonwovens producer Suominen of Helsinki, Finland, is to increase prices for all of its products on 1 October 2018.

A research project that could help people with impaired mobility live independently and with dignity by wearing trousers featuring artificial muscles has been awarded a £2-million grant from the UK

Renault and its partners have been presented with an award for the composite guide rails employed in the rollerblind sunroof module for the panoramic roof system featured on two of its multipurpose

Polymer nanospheres that release drugs when exposed to certain wavelengths of light are being developed in Switzerland for medical applications. 

The next Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress will take place in Dornbirn, Austria, on 11–13 September 2019.

A 500-m2 facility dedicated to the research and development (R&D) of fibre placement for the high-volume production of carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRPs) has been opened in Ger

The benefits of using thermoplastic tapes to reinforce specific areas of injection-moulded parts are to be evaluated through a research project instigated by RWTH Aachen University in Germany.

A carbon fibre-filled polyamide (PA) 6.66 filament (Novamid ID1030 CF10) for three-dimensional (3D) printing has been launched by Royal DSM of Heerlen, The Netherlands.

Sportscar manufacturer Briggs Automotive Company (BAC), Haydale Composite Solutions (HCS) and Pentaxia Composites have received funding to develop graphene-enhanced composites for automotive applic

Laboratory facilities for the recently founded ThermoPlastic Composites Application Centre (TPAC) have been opened in Enschede, The Netherlands.  

A looped suture with a tapered surface has been designed by Medtronic (formerly Covidien) of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.