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A simplified front-end part for motor vehicles has been developed by Porsche of Stuttgart, Germany.

A range of graphene-enhanced prepregs that can be used to provide protection from lightning strikes has been launched by Haydale of Ammanford, UK. 

Osmotex has established a partnership with WidePlus for the mass-production of a membrane technology that actively draws sweat away from its wearer's inner garments.

A collection of fabrics made predominantly from bio-based fibres has been launched by Lenzing and DuPont Biomaterials.

A lightweight energy-harvester for scavenging energy from human motion, generating a sustainable supply of power from walking, has been developed in Hong Kong, China.

A multilayer composite component for the rotor blades of wind turbines has been developed by Wobben Properties.

Two upholstery manufacturers in Bursa, Turkey, have installed the latest version of Baldwin Technology’s spray applicator for fabric finishing (TexCoat G4).

Labels for workwear and uniforms designed to show that their safety, quality and durability have been thoroughly tested have been launched by Hohenstein of Bönnigheim, Germany.

A textile composite suitable for use as the outer layer of a garment for professionals working in hazardous environments has been developed by WL Gore & Associates (Gore) of Newark, Delaware, U

A hypoallergenic hydrogel dressing for the treatment of various types of wounds, including burns, cuts, tears, blisters and ulcers, and post-surgical incisions, has been developed by Nelson Innovat

Gurit is to close its automotive production site in Székesfehérvár, Hungary, in mid-2020.

A range of flax fibre-reinforced epoxy prepregs for use in motorsport applications has been introduced by Composites Evolution of Chesterfield, UK.

Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon have agreed to pay US$117 million to settle lawsuits in the USA following allegations of deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical mesh devices.

BeBop Sensors has tailored a version of its fabric sensor-enabled Forte Data Glove specifically for the Oculus Quest virtual reality (VR) headset marketed by Oculus VR, a division of Facebook.

An antimicrobial fibre and nonwoven membranes for use in apparel and filtration were introduced at K 2019 by Ascend Performance Materials of Houston, Texas, USA.  

The Spanish developer of ultra-large-tow precursors and the US licensee of an efficient plasma-oxidation process intend to join forces to produce affordable carbon fibre on a commercial basis.

A material comprising a combination of steel composite metal foam (CMF) and epoxy resin could be a promising alternative to aluminium for the production of the leading edges of wings for aircraft.

A lightweight ultra-high molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre-reinforced composite for the production of combat helmets has been unveiled by Honeywell of Morris Plains, New Jersey, USA.

Washable and re-usable absorbent incontinence underwear has been developed by RSD Holdings of Auckland, New Zealand.

A pair of carbon fibre-reinforced polypropylenes (PPs) has been developed for use in automotive applications by Borealis of Vienna, Austria.

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