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The US Air Force Maintenance Operations and Training Augmented Reality Unit (MOTAR) is to use the Forte Data Glove developed by BeBop Sensors of Berkeley, California, USA.

Coats of Uxbridge, UK, is launching a new business, Coats Digital, through which it will sell all of its software.

The 2019 Paul Schlack Man-Made Fibres Prize has been awarded to engineer Vera Gail for her work on electrospun nanofibre membranes, which she carried-out while studying at the University o

The Chro-Morpho collection of garments, inspired by the colours and microscopic light-filtering effects of the wings of butterflies and other insects, was created by depositing photopolymers direct

Sonovia of Ramat Gan, Israel, was one of the three winners of the first Dornbirn Startup Days event, held as part of the Dornbirn Global Fiber Conference (GFC) in Austria on 11–13

The eighth edition of mtex+, entitled Fair & Convention for Hightech Textiles, is to be held in the new Carlowitz Congresscenter at the heart of Chemnitz in Germany on 9–10 Ju

Voith Composites and HRC are to work together to develop next-generation high-pressure hydrogen vessels for fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

A plant and technical centre for the development and manufacture of resins has been opened in Ayutthaya, Thailand, by Teijin.

A flame- and heat-resistant fabric that is lightweight, soft, flexible and durable has been launched by Coats of Uxbridge, UK.

A pair of 1.62-m (64 inch) dye-sublimation printers, one of which is capable of processing genuine florescent inks (yellow and pink), are to be launched by Epson of Suwa, Japan.

Andritz of Graz, Austria, is to supply a wetlaid line for the production of glass fibre mats to Saint-Gobain Adfors of Chambery, France.

Carbon Truck & Trailer GmbH (CarbonTT) is producing lightweight pultruded carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) components for truck chassis using polyurethane (PU) resins from Covestro.

A carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) suspension link that is 45% lighter in weight than aluminium versions has been designed and manufactured for a high-end carmaker by Shape Machining Ltd of W

GKN Aerospace of Redditch, UK, is to cut 100 jobs over the next two years as it consolidates its four divisions in order to create what it describes as a simpler, more competitive business.

Development teams from automotive interiors giant Yanfeng of Shanghai, China, have partnered with sensor supplier IEE of Luxembourg to develop a concept for an interactive interior for fully autono

Continuous carbon fibre-reinforced polycarbonates (PCs) from Covestro are being used to produce parts of the wheels for NIO's ES6 and ES8 electric sports utility vehicles (SUVs).

Diab has signed a five-year contract for the supply of core materials with turbine blade manufacturer Vestas that it believes to be worth €200–250 million.

A battery pack with high energy- and power-densities that features an exoskeleton made from carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) has been developed by Williams Advanced Engineering of Wantage, UK

Saertex says that it is now able to sell a wider range of large-tow multiaxial fabrics following its purchase of TK Industries GmbH in July 2019.

The Lycra Co of Wilmington, Delaware, USA, is launching a printable, water-based dispersion containing the Lycra (elastane) polymer.

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