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A prototype of a protective suit with integrated temperature sensors and electronics that warn firefighters when ambient temperatures are too high has been developed in Belgium.

EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has issued a statement following the recent death of a 17-year old girl in Belgium owing to a case of toxic shock

French engineering company Fibroline has entered into two licensing agreements in the healthcare sector.

Gurit has sold its automotive business (Gurit Hungary Kft in Székesfehérvár) to composite-parts manufacturer Carbopress SpA.

Polish nonwovens producer Novita has started-up a new hydroentanglement (spunlace) line at its plant in Zielona Góra, which will allow the company to target new markets, such as hygiene and medical

A patch that can deliver immune checkpoint inhibitors and cold atmospheric plasma directly into tumours to help boost immune response and kill cancer cells has been developed by researchers in the

The organisers of printed electronics exhibition and conference LOPEC report that in addition to new materials and machines for the printing of electrical components, flexible displays tha

A flexible device that can convert body heat into electrical energy with a high degree of efficiency has been developed by researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh, USA. 

Thread manufacturer Coats is working with lighting specialist Osram to launch a washable, lightweight and customisable light-emitting diode (LED)-based system (Coats Signal Active Illumination) for

Technologies that can reduce the environmental impact of the nonwovens industry, produce bulky and soft nonwovens, and manufacture high-quality adult incontinence products will be among the highlig

DiloGroup of Eberbach, Germany, will use Index 20 to show its latest developments for the production of nonwovens—from fibre opening to the finished felt.

A comprehensive range of mesh and spiral fabric belts for the forming, drying and bonding of nonwovens is to be showcased at Index 20 by GKD - Gebr. Kufferath AG (GKD) of Düren, Germany.

A lightweight and translucent textile-based façade that can remove nitrogen oxides (NO and NO2)  from the air has been developed for use on buildings by researchers in Germany.

Index will once again play host to an awards ceremony dedicated to excellence in the nonwovens and related industries, which is being organised by EDANA of Brussels, Belgium.

A lightweight seatback for a sportscar has been produced from a combination of carbon fibre-reinforced prepreg and wood fibre-reinforced plastic by Hexcel and NaCa Systems.

Pharr has completed the sale of its Fibers & Yarns and Phenix Flooring divisions to Mannington Mills.

A wristwatch-sized device that can monitor its wearer’s body chemistry to help improve their athletic performance and identify potential health problems has been developed by researchers in the USA

International Fibres Group (IFG) of Danderyd, Sweden, is to exhibit at Index for the first time.

Adient and Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems are to make changes to their existing relationships, one of which will see the former sell its 30% stake in Yanfeng Global Automotive Interior Systems (YF

A study by Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology has shown how a material’s auxetic behaviour can be enhanced and used to regenerate human tissue following injuries

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