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A process for manufacturing easily recyclable composite components developed by Prodrive Composites of Milton Keynes is being refined at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Researc

A process for the manufacture of carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) parts is significantly quicker than competing processes, according to its developer Shape Machining Ltd of Witney, UK.

A simple, scalable and cheap method for preparing flexible and stretchable electrically conductive fibres that have applications in wearable electronics and smart fabrics has been developed at the

Novel mould-heating technology has been used by Surface Generation of Rutland and the National Composites Centre (NCC) of Bristol, both in the UK, to produce lightweight automotive parts from carbo

A solvent made from cellulose and produced by biotechnology company Circa Group Parkville, Victoria, Australia, has been found to outperform traditional, toxic solvents in the production and disper

Myant used the Computer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, to launch what it describes as the world’s first cuffless blood pressure monitoring technology, the SKIIN Smart Shirt.

Suunto of Vantaa, Finland, reports that five separate start-up companies launched products based on its motion sensing technology (Movesense) at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held i

Oerlikon Manmade Fibers revealed its latest development for the manufacturers of bulked continuous filament (BCF) carpet yarns (the BCF S8) during the Domotex exhibition held in Hanover, G

A way to embed miniaturized solar cells into yarn that can then be knitted and woven into textiles has been developed by researchers at Nottingham Trent University in the UK. 

Researchers are looking to the oceans as the source of raw materials for fibres, with projects in Israel and the USA examining seaweed and algae, respectively.

Carpet manufacturers will now be able to make fully recyclable, latex-free needlepunched floorcoverings without compromising on performance, according to a Belgian company that has developed a poly

A fast and accurate system for measuring the permeability of dry reinforcements for composites is the latest piece of equipment to be installed at the University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturi

Hof University of Applied Sciences has granted Lenzing AG access to a new hydroentanglement (spunlace) machine for the development of nonwoven products and the testing of fibres.

Following many years of cooperation on the development of composite doors for Airbus Group, the helicopter manufacturer Airbus Helicopters Germany and SGL Carbon are intensifying their partnership.

A laboratory dedicated to developing composites and methods for their manufacture has been opened at Chalmers University in ‎Gothenburg, Sweden.

A wearable, wireless device that continuously measures how a person’s fingernail bends and moves, which are key indicators of grip strength, could be used in the treatment of numerous medical condi

Windscreen display technology is among future commercial developments envisaged by Hyundai Mobis for highly autonomous vehicles in which the driver does not have to pay attention to the road.

PolyOne Corp of Avon Lake, Ohio, USA, has bought manufacturer of fibres and composites Fiber-Line for US$120 million.

Finnish manufacturer of pulp and paper Stora Enso of Helsinki has joined TreeToTextile AB, a joint venture set-up to manufacture regenerated cellulose fibres for textiles.

Mölnlycke Health Care of Gothenburg, Sweden, has acquired M&J Airlaid Products of Horsens, Denmark, a manufacturer of absorbent airlaid nonwovens that generates annual revenue of €10 million.

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