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Nonwoven fabric manufacturer Avgol has worked with the Biotechnology Center of Excellence at Alamance Community College (ACC), North Carolina, USA, to conduct trials on its

The price of polyamide (PA) 6.6 has increased by more than 40% since 2017 as availability of the material has declined, putting manufacturers of plastic parts for the automotive industry in serious

An underlay made from a laminate of thermoplastic nonwoven is disclosed by Jumpstart Consultants of Richmond, Virginia, USA.

Diaper manufacturer Drylock Technologies based in Zele, Belgium, has signed a global cross-license agreement with Procter & Gamble (P&G) of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, covering the companies’ re

To improve the aesthetics and mechanical properties of nonwovens, a method for producing a structured microfilament nonwoven has been developed by Freudenberg Group of Weinheim, Germany.

Medherant, a developer of transdermal drug-delivery treatments for pain relief based in Coventry, UK, has been awarded a Medicines Manufacturing Grant by government agency Innovate UK.

Gerber Technology has added modular laser cutting technology to its portfolio through its acquisition of large-format cutting specialist MCT Digital.

By completing a major investment in its plant in Madisonville, Kentucky, USA, Ahlstrom-Munksjö says it has broadened the range of nonwovens it can supply for filtration in industrial and engine app

Hosted by global nonwovens associations INDA of Cary, North Carolina, USA, and EDANA of Brussels, Belgium, Outlook Plus Latin America will return to Brazil for its third edition on 7–9 May

A bill (AB-2998) that will prohibit the sale of certain new products for juveniles, mattresses and upholstered furniture containing specified flame-retardants has been passed by the State

No fewer than 35 materials are featured in Asahi Kasei’s AKXY concept car, including components made from cellulose nanofibre-reinforced composites, microstructured synthetic leathers, three-dimens

Fibertex Nonwovens of Aalborg, Denmark, has invested in equipment for the industrial-scale production of nanofibres, and nonwovens for advanced filtration media made from these nanofibres.

A 15-ha (37-acre) plant for the manufacture of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor and carbon fibre has been opened in Isère, France, by Hexcel.

Major information technology (IT) companies such as Facebook Google, IBM and Intel are currently investing heavily in research into neuromorphic computing—a technology that aims to replace today’s

A method for producing highly transparent antennas from layers of titanium carbide (MXene) just a few atoms in thickness has been developed in the USA.

Less than two months after its establishment, a consortium in Germany focused on the development of thermoplastic composites and related processing technologies for the aerospace and automotive ind

Gurit of Zurich, Switzerland, is to acquire all shares of core material kits supplier JSB Group Ringkøbing, Denmark, for £62.1 million (DKK520 million).  

A process for mixing nanocellulose with various thermoplastics has been developed by Green Science Alliance Co Ltd of Kawanishi, Japan.

At its headquarters in Redmond, Washington, USA, computer specialist Microsoft has made a significant investment in textile machinery over the past few years, including weaving and embroidery syste

Advanced materials group Haydale has been jointly awarded a contract by the English Institute for Sport (EIS) for the development of wearable technology for elite athletes in training for the 2