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A woven prosthesis, such as a vascular graft, has been developed by Maquet Cardiovascular of Wayne, New Jersey, USA.

Barco Uniforms has launched a medical scrub collection infused with what is claimed as health-promoting bio-minerals aimed at helping the body self-regulate and recover.

CNF Medical is acquiring the splinting and casting assets of Parker Medical Associates of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

A researcher team led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professor of Materials Science and Electrical Engineering, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) of Preston, UK, unveiled the world’s first graphene-skinned unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at the Farnborough Air Show 2018 in the UK on 16–22 J

A prosthesis for the repair of umbilical hernias is described by Sofradim Production. In such hernias, where the size of the defect to be treated is small (e.g.

An improved vascular micrograft for insertion into an intracranial aneurysm is disclosed by Neurogami Medical of Mountain View, California, USA.

An antimicrobial wound dressing has been developed by ConvaTec Technologies of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Teijin Group subsidiary Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) is to invest approximately €5.1-million to install a sheet moulding compound (SMC) line at its facility in Pouance, France.

An elastic primary dressing for moist wound healing claimed to have a reduced risk of inflammation has been developed by KET Kunststoff-und Elasttechnik of Radeberg, Germany.

A UK-based manufacturer of laundry machines designed to use low amounts of water is shipping 16 of them to a supplier of linen to the hospitality industry in the drought-stricken Cape Province regi

A non-kinking, self-wrapping woven sleeve that provides protection to an underlying elongate material has been developed by Federal-Mogul.

Perlon, a supplier of synthetic filaments, says it is on track to complete its investments in its manufacturing capacities in Germany, the USA and China.

Advansa has added a microfibre to its portfolio of short-staple fibres (Adva Shortcut), which are intended to be added to wetlaid nonwovens for high-performance applications.

Teijin Frontier Co Ltd is to acquire J.H. Ziegler, a specialist in high-performance nonwovens based in Achern, Germany.

Two German partners have developed a means to produce anatomically contoured polyester (PES) covers and trim components for automobile seats in a single process.

Kordsa SA of Izmit, Turkey, has announced the completion of its acquisition of two USA-based suppliers of custom-designed composite reinforcements for the aerospace sector.

Dimensionally stable, fire-resistant nonwoven fibrous structures are disclosed by 3M in International Patent Publication 2018/126085.

An improved moulded inner dash trim part for a vehicle has been developed by Autoneum of Winterthur, Switzerland.

A method of producing a jacquard woven fabric based on fusible fibres has been developed by carpet weaver Anker of Düren, Germany.