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A dyeable and heat-resistant meta-aramid fibre is being used to produce a range of outdoor clothing  in Japan.

Nonwovens producer Suominen of Helsinki, Finland,  is to increase prices for all of its products on 1 October 2018.

The next Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress will take place in Dornbirn, Austria, on 11–13 September 2019.

A 500-m2 facility dedicated to the research and development (R&D) of fibre placement for the high-volume production of carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRPs) has been opened in Ger

The benefits of using thermoplastic tapes to reinforced specific areas of injection-moulded parts are to be evaluated through a research project instigated by RWTH Aachen University in Germany.

A carbon fibre-filled polyamide (PA) 6.66 filament (Novamid ID1030 CF10) for three-dimensional (3D) printing has been launched by Royal DSM of Heerlen, The Netherlands.

A looped suture with a tapered surface has been designed by Medtronic (formerly Covidien) of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

AMSilk of Planegg, Germany, is to develop composites reinforced with its artificial silk fibre and is working with Airbus of Toulouse, France, to explore the materials' potential for aerospace appl

Two odour-control treatments (Scentry and Scentry Revive) from Microban International have been declared safe for humans and the environment by the independant testing body Oeko-Tex of Zuirch, Swit

SABIC of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is to complete its purchase of a 24.99% stake in Clariant of Muttenz, Switzerland, after winning the necessary regulatory approvals.

A polyester (PES) fibre that can be used to produce linen-like textiles has been developed by Teijin Frontier Co Ltd of Tokyo, Japan.

Simativa, an Australia-based company specializing in smart diaper technology, has entered into a marketing agreement with Drylock Technologies, a Belgium-based manufacturer of baby diapers and othe

Stockholders of Xerium Technologies Inc have approved a merger agreement with Andritz AG proposed in June 2018.

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

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.

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,

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