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The £60 million Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) at the University of Manchester in the UK was officially opened on 10 December 2018.

The National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol, UK, is to invest £36.7 million in equipment that will enable it to develop new processes for the manufacture of composite parts.

Mikrosam of Prilep, Macedonia, has delivered an automated fibre placement (AFP) system to The Department of Lightweight Design and Structural Materials (LsW) at Brandenburg University of Technology

Composites that become tougher under cyclic loading have been developed by a team led by researchers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, USA.

A polyamide (PA) staple fibre with a high load-bearing capacity has been developed by Invista.

GKN Aerospace is to open a £32-million research and development (R&D) centre in Bristol, UK, to accelerate the adoption of digital technologies for the manufacture of aircraft.

Hohenstein Institute of Bönnigheim, Germany, is to open a textile testing laboratory in Gurugram, India, following 11 months of construction work.  

Scaffolds of graphene foam have been used by researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, USA, to improve the electrical conductivity and compressive modulus of epoxy resin.

The latest volume of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC)'s Technical Manual will be available on 1 January 2019.

Industrial thread manufacturer Coats has invested in the developer of a continuous thread dyeing system, Twine Solutions.

IPC—Association Connecting Electronics Industries is to host an open-invitation web meeting for European organizations involved in electronic textiles technologies to generate additional interest i

Boeing and ELG Carbon Fibre are working together to recycle waste aerospace-grade carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) so that it can be used by other companies to make products such as electroni

A method for coating jute fibres with graphene oxide, which improves their mechanical properties and those of composites reinforced with them, has been developed by researchers at the University of

A synthetic fabric for sports-, fashion- and workwear that has an appearance similar to fabrics produced from natural fibres has been developed by Teijin Frontier of Osaka, Japan.

The Lenzing Group has filed 25 patent applications with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for a method of producing continuous lyocell filament nonwovens from botanic wood pulp.

The Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute (NIRI)-led consortium (Sanguis) behind the development of filter tech

Hexcel Corp of Stamford, Connecticut, is to acquire a supplier of electromagnetic interference (EMI)-shielding composites for military, aerospace and industrial applications, ARC Technologies Inc o

Researchers at the Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU Research School of High Energy Physics in Russia are combining multiple methods to create an advanced flaw detection system for complex and larg

Software that will help manufacturers better understand the effects of electromagnetic interference (EMI) on composite electrical aircraft (CEAs) are being developed through a European Union (EU) a

The addition of graphene from Talga Resources to carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRPs) significantly enhances their electrical and thermal conductivity, according to the company of Perth, Wester

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