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Software that will help manufacturers better understand the effects of electromagnetic interference (EMI) on composite electrical aircraft (CEAs) are being developed through a European Union (EU) a

The addition of graphene from Talga Resources to carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRPs) significantly enhances their electrical and thermal conductivity, according to the company of Perth, Wester

A thermally insulating fabric has been launched that sheds five-times fewer fibres than its competitors, according to its developer Polartec of Andover, Massachusetts, USA.

Flame-resistant (FR) textiles manufacturer Westex by Milliken and aramid fibre producer Teijin Aramid have formed a joint technology and commercial partnership covering Southeast Asia and Australas

Foldable smartphones, computer tablets and screens are becoming a reality as a result of advances in nanotechnology from companies such as Heraeus Electronic Chemicals of Hanau, Germany.

Flax fibre has been used by Composites Evolution of Chesterfield, UK, to reduce the cost of carbon fibre-reinforced epoxy mould tools.

SKIINCore is a pair of self-heating base layer garments for use in cold weather developed by Myant of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and launched by the company on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter.

Ineos Enterprises of Runcorn, UK, has agreed to acquire the entire composites business of Ashland Global Holdings Inc of Covington, Kentucky, USA, for US$1.1 billion.

Nonwovens producer Technical Fibre Products (TFP) of Kendal, UK, is to increase its production capacity by 50% by 2020 in response to increasing demand for its products. 

A lightweight and efficient heating system based on multilayer webs of highly aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) could be used to prevent ice from building-up on aircraft.  

Membrane technology that actively draws sweat away from a wearer's inner garments is being used by Swiss sports brand Kjus in its latest ski jacket (7sphere Hydro_Bot). 

Carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRPs) that are able to provide data on their own structural integrity are being developed by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee, USA

Production of glass fibre-reinforced plastic (GFRP) in Europe will have grown by around 2% (compared with 2017) to

Ongoing research led by the US Department of Energy (DoE)'s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, could lead to the use of a biomass-derived acrylonitrile (ACN) precursor

A carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) chassis developed by KW Special Projects (KWSP) is to be used by Swedish car company Uniti of Lund for its affordable electric vehicle (EV), the Unit

McLaren Automotive has opened its £50-million Composites Technology Centre in Sheffield, UK.

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.