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In order to manage existing and new projects more efficiently, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) has split one of its most active research committees, AATCC RA63, W

Karl Mayer of Obertshausen, Germany, has developed an automatic return device that makes changing guide bars on its HKS 3-M ON tricot machine easier than would otherwise be the case. 

A prototype patch featuring flaps that open automatically in response to the presence of moisture and close again when dry has been developed by researchers at Duke University in Durham, North Caro

Huntsman Corp of The Woodlands, Texas, USA, is to conduct a strategic review of its Textile Effects division, and may even consider its sale. 

Novel, sustainable door-pulls made from artificial silk fibre are being used by Mercedes-Benz of Stuttgart, Germany, in its latest concept car, the Vision EQXX.  

US-based developer of antibacterial wound dressings, Hydrofera, has been acquired by hygiene and health company Essity.

Distributor of speciality chemicals, IMCD NV, has signed an agreement to acquire provider of chemicals and additives in Austria and Southeast Europe, Polychem Handelsges mbH. 

Hygiene and health company Essity has acquired developer of waterproof cast liners for the US market, AquaCast Liner. 

As it is forced to increase the prices it charges for its products, Kelheim Fibres is calling on the Government of Germany to take immediate steps to mitigate the impact of recent, extraordinary in

Colzate, Italy-based machinery builder Itema Group has completed the acquisition of Italian producer of composite components for use in such as weaving machines and aerospace applications, Lamiflex

A novel method for improving the toughness of plastics that could eventually prove useful for the production of body armour and bulletproof glass is being developed by researchers in the USA. 

A textile sleeve that prevents peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines from being dislodged and helps to protect them from infection has been launched by Mighty Well of Cranston, Rhode

A fast, highly automated comber machine for use in the spinning of yarns has been launched by Trützschler of Mönchengladbach, Germany. 

Thermal actuators that can be used to generate rapid movement in soft robotic devices are being developed by researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh, USA.

In what it claims to be a first for the carbon fibre industry, Teijin Ltd is to conduct a life-cycle assessment (LCA) on its carbon fibres to determine the impact that their production, use and dis

Following an extensive strategic review, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) of Cary, North Carolina, USA, has laid-out a plan to tackle the business challenges created by the h

A wearable sensor that can monitor the condition of chronic wounds and wirelessly transmit the data it collects to an electronic device is being developed by researchers at the National University

Swiss company Archroma has moved its headquarters to Pratteln and has converted its previous headquarters, in Reinach, into a research and development (R&D) centre.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö of Helsinki, Finland, has added products for the filtration of fuel-cell intake-air to its FiltEV 

LifeLabs of Sunnyvale, California, USA, has launched what it claims to be the world's warmest jacket.