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A team led by researchers from Tufts University of Medford, Massachusetts, USA, has developed a prototype bandage designed to monitor the condition of chronic wounds actively and deliver appropriat

Improved biodegradable vascular grafts have been developed by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, USA.

A transparent viscose fibre is being launched by Kelheim Fibres of Kelheim, Germany.

Coloreel of Jönköping, Sweden, is to sell its thread-colouring unit in Europe through leading distributors of industrial embroidery machines and tex

Researchers from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a self-fitting scaffold that can be implanted into bone defects to stimulate bone regeneration.

Graphene specialist Haydale of Ammanford, UK, has produced and delivered eight nanaocomposite systems for sealing pipelines where they pass through concrete walls to National Grid UK, and has recei

Suture manufacturer Teleflex Medical OEM has announced a new braiding technology that can divide a suture into multiple end branches or integrate several “loops” within the strand.

A multilayered wound dressing that provides improved protection of a wound site has been developed by Smith & Nephew of London, UK.

Thin ply prepreg and process automation developer North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) is opening laboratory facilities and a 300-m2 cleanroom production area at its headquarters in Renens,

Scania Growth Capital of Södertälje, Sweden, is investing SEK35 million in its compatriot Arlöv-based Corebon AB, the developer of an induction heating method for curing composite parts.

Litrax, the Swiss-headquartered developer of nanomaterials, reports wide-scale success in a range of end markets for its L2 Thermo, a thermal performance additive for polymer masterbatches, staple

A method for making an expanded, and optionally multi-component and/or coloured, polytetrafluoro­ethylene (ePTFE) monofilament suture is disclosed by Teleflex Medical.

Carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) oil control valves are being used by an Asian carmaker in place of conventional machined aluminium versions to reduce the weight and cost of its engine

Metsä Group is targeting the production of staple fibres from bio-pulp.

In Germany, Kroenert GmbH & Co KG owner ATH Altonaer-Technologie-Holding GmbH of Hamburg has agreed to purchase Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH of Dormagen.

Highly sinkable ropes and nets have been developed by Lankhorst Euronete Portugal, a producer of netting, steel wire and fibre ropes.

Jacob Holm of Basel, Switzerland, is simplifying its supply chain for hydroentangled aramid (Kevlar and Nomex from DuPont of Wilmington, Delaware, USA) protective fabrics.

A textile that provides improved ballistic protection, particularly against fragments released by detonation/explosion and/or against ballistic objects, has been developed by Blücher of Erkrath, Ge

Textile-Based Delivery Inc (TexDel) of Conover, North Carolina, USA, has received a US$1 million award from

A microfibre multilayer composite for use in automotive interiors has been developed by Alcantara of Milan, Italy.