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Three fibre suppliers specialising in technical textiles have merged to form a new company, FibrXL, which is based in Almere and Beek, The Netherlands, and Richmond, Virginia, USA.

An agency of the US Federal Government has proposed amending existing legislation concerning the generic names of fibres in order to bring it into line with international standards.

A Vienna, Austria-based machinery manufacturer has devised an holistic scheme that aims to put an end to unnecessary waste generated by the use of flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs), als

A lightweight composite headrest for child’s car seat that is simple to produce has been developed by a consortium of companies in Germany and Poland.

Composites manufacturers in Germany continue to be dissatisfied with the current business environment there, according to a half-yearly survey conducted by Berlin-based Composites Germany.

Increased demand from its domestic market has prompted Quantum Materials of Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, to bring forward plans to invest US$3.5 million in new manufacturing equipment.

Beaulieu Fibres International will announce new investments and products during its participation at the forthcoming Index20, scheduled to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 31 March to 3

A method that could enable the damage that occurs in a composite when its reinforcing fibres fracture to be observed accurately and easily is being developed by researchers at the National Institut

Owing to concerns over the current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), the composites industry’s flagship event, JEC World, is to be postponed until the 12–14 May 2020.

Researchers from ETH Zürich, Switzerland, and the National University of Singapore have developed a bandage that helps blood to clot and does not stick to the wound: the first time that both proper

Researchers at Empa in St Gallen, Switzerland, are developing novel ways to embed liquids in spun fibres that are then able to release fragrances in a controlled manner, an effect that persists aft

An innovative thermoplastic nonwoven for use as a crimping material for shoe linings provides footwear manufacturers with a number of advantages compared with existing knitted fabric linings, accor

The developer of fibre patch placement (FPP) technology for the automated production of three-dimensional (3D) reinforcement fabrics for the composites industry, Cevotec, is to be represented by Fu

A variety of heat-resistant nonwoven veils for use in composites are to be launched by Technical Fibre Products (TFP) at JEC World.

Montefibre Carbon is to invest €16.2 million to establish a line for the production of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor and construct a carbonisation line at its plant in Miranda de Ebro, Spain.

Speakers and delegates from around the world gathered on 5-6 February 2020 at the Jaguar Experience Centre in the heart of the UK car manufacturing industry in Birmingham, UK, for the first edition

Research into the development of therapeutic textiles to prevent lower limb disorders is being undertaken by Spanish textile research institute AITEX of Alcoy.

Zoltek of Bridgeton, Missouri, USA, is now using renewable energy for a portion of its carbon fibre production.

More than 1700 people visited the stand of Industrial Summit Technology (IST) at ISPO Munich, drawn by augmented-reality (AR) displays and a towering centrepiece installation.

The market for wearable patches is currently exploding, but, as Adrian Wilson reports, for textile manufacturers, there is little to be gained from selling flexible carrier materials by the square

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