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One of Europe’s biggest suppliers of automotive components, Robert Bosch, has been developing structures comprising multiple functional layers of embroidered textiles for the manufacture of flexibl

A patch designed by engineers at the University of Missouri in Columbia, USA, can cool the skin to which it is applied while also monitoring blood pressure, the electrical activity of the heart and

Hexcel Corp and Woodward Inc have signed a definitive agreement to combine through a merger of equals.

A substantial contract for the high-volume production of carbon fibre-reinforced and glass fibre-reinforced plastic cover plates for battery enclosures has been awarded to SGL Carbon of Wiesbaden,

A range of dry unidirectional (UD) carbon fibre tapes have been developed by Hexcel for use in cross-country racing skis manufactured by Madshus.

A light, breathable and thin composite fabric that is claimed to be superabsorbent and leak-proof has been launched by Wazoodle Fabrics for use in a range of hygiene products.

A facility dedicated to the development of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) fan blades and fan cases for use on jet engines has been opened in Bristol, UK, by Rolls-Royce.

A multilayer, breathable dressing to treat chronic wounds and block external pathogens from infecting them has been developed by InMedBio of Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.

An oxidation process being commercialised by LeMond Carbon yields cheaper carbon fibre in higher volumes than is possible using conventional processes, according to the results of a technical audit

A former medical student at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Trust has designed what is believed to be the UK’s first disposable and sterile headscarf for staff to wear in operating

Lyocell fibres made by Lenzing using pre- and post-consumer cotton waste have been employed to produce bedding, which is being shown by the company on its stand at Heimtextil.  

Diapers from South Korean diaper producer Mother-K are to be sold to the US market following an exclusive distribution agreement with sourcing and lisensing firm Edison Nation of Bethlehem, Pennsyl

The world's largest plant for the production of dissolving wood-pulp, a key ingredient for the manufacture of cellulosic fibres, is to be built near São Paulo in Brazil.

More than 1350 Australian women have won a seven-year-old class-action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) of New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, for misleading patients and surgeons about

A pair of bio-based finishes – one featuring an odour-controlling antimicrobial and the other cooling phase-change materials (PCMs) – is to be launched at Heimtextil by Devan Chemicals of

3M has completed the sale of its ballistic-protection business to Avon Rubber Plc for US$91 million.

Smart textile-based heart-rate monitors that perform as well as the traditional electrodes used for such applications are being developed by researchers from Draper of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and

A short-sleeved men's top that provides compression while being highly flexible, so that it supports muscles and joints, improving proprioception (the sense of self-movement and body position) and

Smart-textiles specialist Myant of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has entered into a joint venture with Osmotex AG of Thalwil, Switzerland, to commercialise the latter's Hydro_Bot active membrane techno

Researchers at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Espoo, Finland, have used an optical fibre made of cellulose to create a prototype sensor that, in the future, may be used to detect changes in t

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