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BeBop Sensors of Berkeley, California, USA, has been been presented with the Best New Material Award at the IDTechEx Wearable USA 2018 Awards.

A flame-resistant fabric that is lightweight and complies with the relevant industrial standards for such personal protection garments has been developed by Invista of Wichita, Kansas, USA.

A lightweight and flexible protective padding system that can be incorporated into clothing has been developed by Hexaflex of Bernay, France.

A method for imparting long-lasting function to spunlaid fabrics has been developed by the Thüringisches Institut für Textil- und Kunststoff-Forschung (TITK) of Rudolstadt, Germany.

A pair of stiff and strong reinforced polyamides (PAs) for additive manufacturing applications has been launched by DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers of Wilmington, Delaware, USA.

An apparel start-up company that uses automated manufacturing techniques to produce customized denim jeans on demand has developed a method of creating curvature in woven fabrics.

A cheap way to electrospin nanofibres with nanoparticles of electrolytes embedded in their surfaces has been developed by researchers at Edinburgh University in the UK.

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the USA have developed a method for embroidering charge-storing patterns that they claim can be applied to any garment.

Lightweight, easy-to-use carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) passenger dummies have been developed by Indupol of Arendonk, Belgium.

Using large-diameter fibres, 3M of St Paul, Minnesota, USA, has made nonwoven webs for use in abrasive products.

A flexible and stretchable fabric-based battery has been developed by researchers at the University of Houston System in Houston, Texas, USA.

SABIC has launched a polypropylene (PP) resin for the production of meltblown fabrics used in personal hygiene applications.

Hygiene products maker Drylock Technologies of Zele, Belgium, has officially opened a facility in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA, where it has unveiled an office building for its US operations and inst

Nonwovens producer Berry Global of Evansville, Indiana, USA, has launched a range of soft nonwovens and films designed to provide comfort in hygiene applications.

Thermwood of Dale, Indiana, USA, has released further details of its vertical layer printing (VLP) method, which enables large parts to be manufactured in one piece.

A perfluorocarbon (PFC)-free, water-repellent finish for leather has been launched by HeiQ of Bad Zurzach, Switzerland, and DuPont Consumer Solutions of Wilmington, Delaware, USA.

NanoSphere Cannabis International (NCI) is a new wholly owned subsidiary of NanoSphere Health Sciences established to commercialize the transdermal delivery of cannabis-based drugs using nanopartic

The German Design Council of Frankfurt is to present a German Design Award to fibre producer Asahi Kasei of Tokyo, Japan, for the development of its

At the Electronica exhibition in Munich, Germany, on 12–16 November 2018, TactoTek of Oulu, Finland, demonstrated the benefits of its injection-moulded structural electronics (IMSE) techno

There have been some significant advances in printed electronics during 2018, including a number that are likely to lead to new wearable technologies, according to IDTechEx Research of Cambridge, U