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A dressing for absorbing exudate from a wound is disclosed by IWMT Intellectual Property Holdings of Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

A Hong Kong-based group of fashion designers, health professionals and a knitting mill have co-developed an award-winning therapeutic support for people with knee injuries or chronic knee condition

A method of manufacturing an alginate wound dressing has been patented by Medline Industries of Northfield, Illinois, USA.

The latest developments for the automotive, battery, medical and apparel markets will be the centrepieces of the exhibit by Freudenberg Performance Materials, a specialist in high-performance nonwo

Arville’s exhibit will stress the Wetherby, UK-based company’s integrated manufacturing capabilities, which encompass design, weaving, coating and fabrication of bespoke textiles used in the defenc

A specialist in high-performance nonwovens, Sandler of Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany, will base its exhibit* around three key markets:

A life-cycle assessment (LCA) has shown that a laptop computer cover made of a continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic from Covestro has a carbon footprint 70% smaller than that of a cover made f

SFS Intec GmbH Aircraft Components is working with TxV Aero Composites to manufacture cheap, lightweight aircraft storage-bin brackets from reinforced thermoplastics using a hybrid overmoulding pro

A car door made from multiple composites that meets crash performance specifications while being 35% lighter in weight than steel-made equivalents will be showcased at JEC World.

A number of water-based binders are to be showcased by BASF Construction Solutions of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, at the upcoming IDEA 2019.

An automated system for the accurate and rapid inspection of composites is to be housed at the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol, UK.

Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens has put a new production line for car headliners into operation at its Suzhou site in China to meet increasing demand from customers across South-East Asia.  

Multi-disciplinary research at the University of Southampton in the UK could create smart fabrics capable of emitting light, changing colour and limiting the proliferation of bacteria.

A production facility for long glass fibre-reinforced polypropylene (LGFPP) is to be built by Mitsui Chemicals Inc at the site of its Chinese manufacturing subsidiary Mitsui Advanced Composites (Zh

A carbon fibre-reinforced bismaleimide (BMI) prepreg that is resistant to high temperatures and impacts has been developed by Teijin for the production of parts for aerospace engines.  

Over the past 18 months, Layer Design has been working with Airbus on the development of the Move seating concept, designed to improve the comfort of economy-class passengers on short-haul flights

Construction‑grade cross‑laminated timber (CLT) is being produced from heat-treated wood and carbon fibre recycled from Boeing aeroplanes by researchers in Washington State, USA.

Wearable technology is entering the field of textile manufacturing, with advances such as the Smart Bracelet from BMSvision of Kortrijk, Belgium.

Jellyfish extracts, such as glycoproteins, have been electrospun into nanofibres and turned into nonwoven sheets and medical scaffolds by Ramot, the technology transfer arm of Tel Aviv University i

A range of surface modifiers formulated specifically for manufacturers of technical textiles and prepregs is to be unveiled by Michelman of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

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