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Biomaterial-based inks that can respond to and quantify chemicals released from the body (such as in sweat and other biofluids) or in the surrounding environment by changing colour, have been devel

A thin porous membrane that can filter potentially harmful ions, such as lead and mercury, from water has been created by researchers at Monash University and Australia’s Nuclear Science and Techno

An antiviral and antimicrobial treatment for textiles has been proven effective against the strain of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, according to its developer.

The noise generated by the air flowing over the wing of an aeroplane could be reduced significantly through the use of a skin made from flexible rubber and glass fibre-reinforced plastic (GFRP), ac

A pair of induction-welded thermoplastic composite ruddervators and two compression-moulded access panels made from re-used thermoplastic waste manufactured by GKN Aerospace have been flight-tested

A method for predicting the densities and elastic moduli of glasses using machine learning, which could be exploited for the design of reinforcements for composites, has been developed by researche

An automatic, high-speed converting line for the production of disposable face masks has been developed in Germany by Winkler+Dünnebier of Neuwied and its subsidiary BICMA Hygiene Technologie of Ma

New strategies for the design and construction of buildings using carbon fibre-reinforced concrete will be developed through a four-year project with the help of €12 million in funding from the Ger

A washable face mask quickly eliminates 99.9% of the bacteria and viruses with which it comes into contact, according to its manufacturer, zwissTEX of Gerstetten, Germany.

The developer of a novel three-dimensional (3D) carbon fibre reinforcement for the production of impact-resistant and durable composites has received US$750 000 in funding from the US National Scie

A piezoelectric fabric that generates sufficient electricity to kill bacteria as it is moved, thereby providing a deodorant function, has been developed by Japanese companies Murata and Teijin Fron

Prototype foam mattresses that feature cotton socks treated with a halogen-free, phosphorus-based finish (Alexiflam NF) have met the requirements of the flammability standards required for their sa

A computational simulation of the transverse failure of composite laminates that could enable the design of stronger materials has been developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urb

The world's first network arch bridge that hangs entirely on tension elements made from carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) has been built in Germany.

Boeing has resumed production of the 737 MAX at the company’s factory in Renton, Washington, USA.

An epoxy prepreg that can be cured at varying temperatures has been launched by Composites Evolution of Chesterfield, UK.

An epoxy resin-based prepreg developed by Toray Advanced Composites of Morgan Hill, California, USA, for the production of parts for motorsports applications has passed a number of flame-retardancy

A leading manufacturer of nonwovens specialising in serving the healthcare and hygiene markets has committed to four new projects to increase its capacity significantly.

An Italian machine builder has adapted a range of its equipment to allow for the production of face masks and the elastic straps used to secure them to the face.

A reinforced thermoplastic boot floor has been developed for Hyundai’s Creta sports utility vehicle (SUV) by honeycomb-core manufacturer EconCore and tier-1 automotive supplier DPA Moldados.

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