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Fibre-reinforced polyamides (PAs) from Lanxess have been used by L&L Products to reinforce a steel insert for the A-pillars of Porsche’s convertibles and roadsters.

A polyimide fibre that maintains its stability and flexibility in high-temperature environments has been launched by Evonik of Essen, Germany.

Fibre manufacturer International Fibres Group (IFG) has invested approximately €1.3 million in a research and development (R&D) facility at its plant (IFG Asota) in Linz, Austria.

An alternative to down insulation comprising a blend of partly bio-based polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) and lyocell fibres has been developed by bedding manufacturer DesignWeave of Dayton, Ne

A range of sewing threads that are made entirely from recycled polyester (PES) has been launched by American & Efird (A&E) of Mount Holly, North Carolina, USA.

Specialist in the production and supply of arc-flash protective clothing, Skanwear has secured a new contract with ABB North America.

In a bid to increase its technical expertise in spunlaid nonwovens, Freudenberg Group has made an offer to buy Low & Bonar PLC.

The US Air Force Maintenance Operations and Training Augmented Reality Unit (MOTAR) is to use the Forte Data Glove developed by BeBop Sensors of Berkeley, California, USA.

Coats of Uxbridge, UK, is launching a new business, Coats Digital, through which it will sell all of its software.

The 2019 Paul Schlack Man-Made Fibres Prize has been awarded to engineer Vera Gail for her work on electrospun nanofibre membranes, which she carried-out while studying at the University o

The Chro-Morpho collection of garments, inspired by the colours and microscopic light-filtering effects of the wings of butterflies and other insects, was created by depositing photopolymers direct

Sonovia of Ramat Gan, Israel, was one of the three winners of the first Dornbirn Startup Days event, held as part of the Dornbirn Global Fiber Conference (GFC) in Austria on 11–13

The eighth edition of mtex+, entitled Fair & Convention for Hightech Textiles, is to be held in the new Carlowitz Congresscenter at the heart of Chemnitz in Germany on 9–10 Ju

Voith Composites and HRC are to work together to develop next-generation high-pressure hydrogen vessels for fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

A plant and technical centre for the development and manufacture of resins has been opened in Ayutthaya, Thailand, by Teijin.

A flame- and heat-resistant fabric that is lightweight, soft, flexible and durable has been launched by Coats of Uxbridge, UK.

A pair of 1.62-m (64 inch) dye-sublimation printers, one of which is capable of processing genuine florescent inks (yellow and pink), are to be launched by Epson of Suwa, Japan.

Andritz of Graz, Austria, is to supply a wetlaid line for the production of glass fibre mats to Saint-Gobain Adfors of Chambery, France.

Carbon Truck & Trailer GmbH (CarbonTT) is producing lightweight pultruded carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) components for truck chassis using polyurethane (PU) resins from Covestro.

A carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) suspension link that is 45% lighter in weight than aluminium versions has been designed and manufactured for a high-end carmaker by Shape Machining Ltd of W

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