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A contract to deliver one of the largest filament winding lines for the production of tanks for compressed hydrogen gas (CHG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) for the automotive industry has been a

A photovoltaic textile for portable solar devices has been developed by Saint-Gobain Adfors Canada of Midland, Ontario, Canada.

A long-lasting laminar textile for covering the paste-like active masses found on the electrodes of lead-acid batteries has been developed by Johnson Controls Autobatterie.

A method that uses nanofibre webs and light for the removal of toxic dyes from wastewater is safer, cheaper and easier than traditional methods, according to its developers in the USA.

Thin, flexible fibres made from carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been used to bridge damaged, non-conductive cardiac tissue and deliver the electrical signals needed to keep a heart beating.

A stretchable patch-based sensor that can monitor physiological signals and transmit the data wirelessly to a receiver that can be clipped onto clothing has been developed by researchers at Stanfor

Tex Tech Industries Inc has completed its acquisition of the coating and laminating operations of Highland Industries Inc, together with its defence-related business in the USA.

 A cost-efficient and scaleable method for producing graphene-based supercapacitors on textile substrates has been developed by researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Isansys Lifecare has announced the results of a study highlighting a new method for managing patients with advanced liver disease based on the use of data-driven biomarkers generated by a smart pat

The first sportswear to be infused with cannabidiol (CBD), an active ingredient in cannabis, has been launched by Acabada of Roslyn, New York, USA.

Increasing numbers of composites manufacturers in Germany are dissatisfied with the current business environment and are becoming increasingly restrained in their expectations of future growth.

Gurit of Zurich, Switzerland, has secured contracts to supply core materials to two original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the wind energy industry.

The world’s longest offshore wind turbine blade has arrived at the UK Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s testing facilities in Blyth, UK.

EconCore has installed an extrusion line at its facility in Leuven, Belgium, for the production of cores for honeycomb sandwich panels from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET).

The market for wearable technology products will be worth over $50 billion in 2019, and – having doubled in size since 2014 – and has been one of the most consistently successful segments of the co

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SGL Carbon, Jürgen Köhler, is to resign over flawed business planning and the company, of Wiesbaden, Germany, has withdrawn its business forecasts for the next

Solvay of Brussels, Belgium, has taken a key step towards divesting its remaining polyamides (PAs) business to BASF of Ludwigshafen, Germany.

Oerlikon Barmag of Remscheid, Germany, is to supply a total of 120 spinning systems for the production of polyamide (PA) pre-oriented yarn (POY) to two Chinese manufacturers.

Israel-based Shalag Industries is to acquire Texsus of Chiesina Uzzanese, Italy, a producer of air-through bonded nonwovens and laminated products primarily for the hygiene market.

Thermwood is working with the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Boeing to develop low-cost tooling from composites using additive manufacturing (AM).

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