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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 flame-retardant, stretchable fabric (Flameflex 275).

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.

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 AUD$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

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

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 Company's RP1 spo

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.

Nonwoven fabric manufacturer Avgol has worked with the Biotechnology Center of Excellence at Alamance Community College (ACC), North Carolina, USA, to conduct trials on its

The price of polyamide (PA) 6.6 has increased by more than 40% since 2017 as availability of the material has declined, putting manufacturers of plastic parts for the automotive industry in serious

An underlay made from a laminate of thermoplastic nonwoven is disclosed by Jumpstart Consultants of Richmond, Virginia, USA.

Diaper manufacturer Drylock Technologies based in Zele, Belgium, has signed a global cross-license agreement with Procter & Gamble (P&G) of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, covering the companies’ re

To improve the aesthetics and mechanical properties of nonwovens, a method for producing a structured microfilament nonwoven has been developed by Freudenberg Group of Weinheim, Germany.

Medherant, a developer of transdermal drug-delivery treatments for pain relief based in Coventry, UK, has been awarded a Medicines Manufacturing Grant by government agency Innovate UK.