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Nonwoven fabric manufacturer Avgol of Tel Aviv, Israel, has launched a fabric to provide improved softness and user comfort in hygiene applications, including diapers.

A sensing textile that could be used for monitoring civil infrastructure, such as roads, tunnels, pipelines, highways, bridges and railways, has been developed by Saint-Gobain Adfors Canada of Otta

A simple, scalable and cheap method for preparing flexible and stretchable electrically conductive fibres that have potential applications in wearable electronics and smart fabrics has been develop

The developer of a novel additive manufacturing (AM) process and materials for the production of composite parts has secured US$2.5 million in funding.

Two UK-based organizations have used a novel mould-heating technology to produce lightweight automotive parts from carbon fibre-reinforced polyamide (PA).

A solvent made from cellulose has been found to outperform traditional, toxic solvents in the production and dispersion of graphene.

Fibertex Nonwovens of Aalborg, Denmark, has acquired the hydroentanglement (spunlace) business established in 2016 by Turkish nonwoven

Myant used the Computer Electronics Show (CES) to launch what it describes as the world’s first cuffless blood-pressure monitoring technology, the SKIIN Smart Shirt.

A Brazilian nonwovens manufacturer is to invest in the construction of a plant, together with state-of-the-art needlepunch machinery for the new facility.

Suunto of Vantaa, Finland, reports that five separate start-up companies launched products based on its motion-sensing technology (Movesense) at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Oerlikon Manmade Fibers revealed its latest development for the manufacturers of bulked continuous filament (BCF) carpet yarns (the BCF S8) during the Domotex exhibition held in Hanover, G

A way to embed miniaturized solar cells into yarn that can then be knitted and woven has been developed by researchers at Nottingham Trent University in the UK. 

Researchers are looking to the oceans as the source of raw materials for fibres, with separate projects in Israel and the USA examining bacteria that feed on seaweed and algae.

For the past 12 months, Canadian commercial airline Air Georgian has been field-testing wearable technology as a potentially useful aid in reducing the dangers associated with pilot fatigue.

Carpet manufacturers will now be able to make fully recyclable, latex-free needlepunched floorcoverings without compromising on performance, according to a Belgian company that has developed a poly

Supported carbon molecular sieve (CMS) membranes for use in gas separation are disclosed by DowDuPont subsidiary Dow Global Technologies of Midland, Michigan, USA.

A method for joining two parts of a thermoplastic nonwoven carrier without increasing the thickness of the material in the connecting area has been developed by Low & Bonar of Arnhem, The Nethe

A fast and accurate system for measuring the permeability of dry reinforcements for composites is the latest piece of equipment to be installed at the University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturi

Hof University of Applied Sciences has granted Lenzing AG access to a new hydroentanglement (spunlace) machine for the development of nonwoven products and the testing of fibres.

Following many years of cooperation on the development of composite doors for Airbus Group, the helicopter manufacturer Airbus Helicopters Germany and SGL Carbon are intensifying their partnership.

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