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Wind turbines with blades made using Covestro’s polyurethane (PU) infusion resin system have been put into operation for the first time.

Lanxess has launched reinforced polyamide 6s (PA 6s) that it claims are several times more resistant to fatigue under cyclic loads than standard products with the same glass fibre content.

Carbon fibre recycling start-up Vartega of Golden, Colorado, USA, is leading a project to develop a closed-loop process for recycling scrap from the manufacture of automotive parts made of carbon f

A textile composite designed to absorb sound in vehicles has been developed by Freudenberg of Weinheim, Germany.

Carrington Textiles of Adlington, UK, is set to launch its first stretchable flame-retardant (FR) fabric (Flameflex 275).

Bond-Laminates GmbH of Brilon, Germany, is increasing the production capacity for its continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastics (Tepex).

A project in the UK aims to accelerate the development of smart clothing.

A wound dressing material that contains sodium bicarbonate to control odour has been developed by Medline Industries of Northfield, Illinois, USA.

A chitosan-based woven dressing has been developed by CoreLeader Biotech of New Taipei City, Taiwan.

Antimicrobial elastic support bandages that provide cover, support and compression to an injured body part while having long-term antimicrobial activity are described by Silver X Technologies of Ph

The software, equipment and expertise required to set-up a garment micro-factory is being sold in one package (FashionTech Platform 1.0) by Gerber Technology of Tolland, Connecticut, USA.

By the end of 2018, Ford plans to be using graphene in ten under-the-bonnet (under-the-hood) components on its F-150 and Mustang.

Production-quality tooling for the aerospace industry can now be produced using additive manufacturing (AM) according to machinery supplier Thermwood of Dale, Indiana, USA.

A spacer fabric mesh for use in tissue engineering applications has been developed by medical device manufacturer Arthrex of Naples, Florida, USA.

A consortium in Australia is to develop composites for use in railways as part of a Aus$10-million project.

Andritz of Graz, Austria, reports that its Wetlace line (neXline) for producing wipes at Dalian Ruiguang Nonwoven Group in Liaoning Sheng, China, is now running at its full capacity of 15 kt a year

Hoftex Group subsidiary Tenowo of Hof ,Germany, has acquired Resintex Industriale of Milan, Italy, a manufacturer of nonwovens for clothing and medical applications with annual sales of around €3.5

An embroidery process (Tailored Fibre Placement (TFP)), developed by ZSK Technical Embroidery Systems is being used by SHAPE Group to manufacture the wheel arch of Elemental Motor Co's RP1 sportsca

Japan-based hygiene products company Unicharm is to acquire the holding company of DSG International (Thailand) (DSGT), a manufacturer of diapers and other absorbent products in Southeast Asia.

Gerber Technology of Tolland, Connecticut, has acquired cloth simulation software specialist Avametric of San Francisco, California, both in the USA.

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