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Collaborative research into the design and manufacture of strong and lightweight materials for use by the automotive sector will be undertaken in the USA by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The Un

A drape for use in cranial surgical procedures has been developed by Medline Industries of Northfield, Illinois, USA.

A flame-retardant (FR) compound that forms high levels of non-combustible char bodies on its surface when exposed to flames has been launched by Dynamic Modifiers LLC of Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

A knitted barbed prosthetic fabric for the repair of abdominal hernias has been developed by Medtronic Sofradim Production of Trévoux, France.

A resorbable polymeric mesh implant for use in the reconstruction of soft-tissue defects has been developed by Novus Scientific of Uppsala, Sweden.

An aerogel-filled thermal insulation fabric designed to release less dust than other aerogel fabrics during and after installation has been developed by Microtherm of Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

Computationally controlled knitting machines are being used by researchers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, to create soft toys and other objects that are actuated by tendons—an approach that they

A binder for the fabrics used in roofing felts and exterior insulation finishing systems (EIFSs) that does not emit formaldehyde as it cures has been developed by​ Synthomer Deutschland of Marl, Ge

Low-profile implantable textiles for aneurysm repair and transcatheter aortic-valve replacement procedures have been developed by the Secant Group.

Wound dressings with antibacterial, antiviral and/or antifungal activity have been developed by researchers from ConvaTec of Deeside, UK.

Multimaterial filaments and an additive manufacturing (AM) process that can be used to convert them into functioning electronic devices that can light-up, sense their surroundings, store energy, or

Researchers from North Carolina State University (NCSU) have found that an elastic polymer can kill a range of viruses and drug-resistant bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcu

Researchers at the The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Barcelona, Spain, have created flexible non-invasive photodetectors that they say can measure a broader set of vital signs than curre

Flame-retardant (FR) polyamide (PA)–cotton fabrics are being developed by Alexium and Pine Belt Processing for use by the US Military.

Kimberly-Clark of Irving, Texas, USA, will reportedly invest US$42 million in its product

An endovascular stent-graft (endograft) composed of an active textile that can change shape once placed inside the body and after activation has been developed by an inventor in the USA.

European producer of fabrics for workwear, Klopman International is to sell its products in South Africa for the first time after establishing a partnership with Servworx, the second-largest workwe

Equipment for the production of hollow filaments could be developed by Fibre Extrusion Technology (FET) Ltd of Leeds, UK, following the award of a £114 195 grant to the company by Innovate UK.

A pair of fabrics designed to offer comfort, ease of movement, and protection for firefighters and first responders has been unveiled in Australia by Arville of Wetherby, UK.

East Africa’s largest diaper factory has been opened in Kenya by a Chinese investor, Sunda International, repor

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