Welcome to technical-textiles.net. Membership gives you access to the web’s most comprehensive range of news and feature articles in the world of performance textiles and nonwovens. Join now and to keep up-to-date with all the latest developments in materials, technologies, processes, patents and research, market and company news.

News

Two processes capable of making graphene membranes with pores less than 100 nm across offer the prospect of making quick and efficient filters for fluids, as well as breathable fabrics.

A leading Japanese trading company is to take a stake in ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd (ELG) of Coseley, UK,  a specialist in recycling carbon fibre-reinforced composites (CFRPs).

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

The Soteria Battery Innovation Group (BIG) based in Greenville, South Carolina, USA, has sold the first licence for its battery separator technology (Dreamweaver) to nonwovens manufacturer Glatfelt

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.

During the forthcoming ISPO, Karl Mayer will explain how its warp-knitting machinery can incorporate electrically conductive yarns into fabrics.

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

XXXX