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Ahlstrom-Munksjö has completed work to install a line for the production of glass microfibre media at its plant in Turin, Italy.

Developer of flax-based technical fabrics for the reinforcement of composites, Bcomp, has received CHF32.4 million (US$35 million) from investors after closing its latest funding round. 

Supplier of industrial vacuum-coating equipment, AGC Plasma Technology Solutions, has installed a roll-to-roll pilot line for the coating of textiles at its demonstration centre in Lauenförde, Germ

A honeycomb sandwich panel with flax fibre-reinforced thermoplastic skins has been developed by Belgian companies EconCore and Flaxco.

Rieter Holding Ltd (Rieter) of Winterthur, Switzerland, has completed its purchases of three businesses from subsidiaries of Saurer Netherland

A textile-based sleeve that will generate electrical stimulation to reduce swelling and discomfort for patients with lymphoedema is being developed by researchers at Nottingham Trent University in

A European and US consortium has manufactured a 62-m-long prototype wind-turbine blade that it claims can be recycled in its entirety. 

Finishing and coating technologies for the production of technical textiles are to be highlighted by Monforts, of Mönchengladbach, Germany, at Techtextil North America.

A perfluorinated compound (PFC)-free stain-repellent finish has been launched by Green Theme Technologies (GTT) of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA. 

An electrospun nanofibre dressing that releases an antimicrobial agent in response to the temperatures characteristic of infected wounds is being developed by researchers at Empa in St.

A brake cover made from a flax-fibre reinforced thermoset overmoulded with reinforcing elements made from thermoplastics has been developed for use on a motorcross motorcycle. 

Manufacturer of lines for the production of nonwovens, Reifenhäuser Reicofil of Troisdorf, Germany, is showing a wide range of its technologies at IDEA 2022

Disinfection methods based on the use of ultraviolet (UV) radiation have little impact on the form or function of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as N95 face masks(1), accordin

Coloured carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) covers have been developed by Hypetex for Philip Morris International (PMI)'s tobacco-heating devices (called IQOS). 

Manufacturer of staple fibres, Beaulieu Fibres International of Wielsbeke, Belgium, is to highlight a range of polyolefin and bicomponent (BICO) products it has designed with environmental sustaina

A pair of dark-coloured acid dyes that are essentially free of metals and halogens has been launched by Archroma for the finishing of polyamide (PA) and PA-blend fabrics.  

A technique originally designed for the preservation of human remains is being used to make natural-fibre reinforcements for composites, such as those made from bamboo, stronger and more durable.

An enzyme that is able to help break-down terephthalate (TPA) – one of the chemical building blocks of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is used to make single-use drinks bottles, clothing an

A technique that enables yarn-based supercapacitors to withstand repeated mechanical deformations – such as those created during weaving and knitting processes – without short-circuiting is being d

A cost-effective method for producing carbon fibre from pitch, a by-product of the refining of petroleum that is used in low-value applications, such as asphalt, is being developed in the USA.