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Huntsman Corp has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Textile Effects division to Archroma for approximately US$718 million. 

Kordsa has acquired a majority shareholding in producer of woven carbon fibre fabrics and prepregs, mainly for luxury automotive and motorsports markets in Europe, Microtex Composites.

A polypropylene (PP) tape reinforced with unidirectional (UD), large-tow carbon fibres has been developed by Zoltek, of St Louis, Missouri, USA, and A+ Composites GmbH of Weselberg, Germany. 

A treatment from Polygiene that inhibits the growth of odour-causing bacteria in fabric is being applied to a range of protective uniforms and scrubs sold by NNT Uniforms for healthcare professiona

Cinte Techtextil China, which was due to take place on 6–8 September 2022, has been postponed, owing to the rapidly evolving nature of restrictions associated with the human coronavirus (c

The Lenzing Group’s revenues grew by 25.2% year-on-year to reach €1.29 billion in the first half of 2022, primarily owing to higher fibre prices.

Developments in mono-material fabrics and fabrics made from cellulosic fibres were widespread at the European fabric fairs for the spring/summer 2023 fashion season, as manufacturers look to improv

Ahlstrom-Munksjö is investing €15 million to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and the amounts of waste sent to landfill at its plants in Mosinee and Rhinelander, both in Wisconsin, USA. 

Fibre Extrusion Technology (FET) Ltd reports that it received high-quality enquiries from companies and organisations worldwide, and from those in Europe in particular, at Techtextil in Fr

A water-activated, disposable paper battery that could be used to power a wide range of low-power, single-use disposable electronics is being developed by researchers at Empa in Dübendorf, Switzerl

Manufacturer of flat-knitting machinery, Stoll, has opened its newly constructed customer centre in Reutlingen-Betzingen, Germany, c

Boston Materials and Textron Systems have entered into a partnership to develop a thermal protection system (TPS) that will increase the durability and reduce the deployment costs of hypersonic veh

The production of fibres for technical textiles and the reinforcement of composites from by-products of lavender farming is being explored by researchers in Germany. 

A consortium in Europe plans to establish the means for the recycling of more than 2 Mt of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fibres from complex textile waste from such as end-of-life tyres, hoses a

Once technologies are fully mature, 70% of textile waste could be recycled using fibre-to-fibre processes, according to

Compostable staple fibres based on bio-based polybutylene succinate (BioPBS) are to be created through a technical and marketing partnership between International Fibres Group (IFG) and PTT MCC Bio

Manufacturers of composites in Germany have expressed significant pessimism regarding their own businesses and the near future of the composites industry, according to the most recent half-yearly s

A way of winding reinforcements for composites at a zero-degree angle to create curved and straight structural parts with high mechanical strength efficiently has been developed by Cygnet Texkimp o

Contract manufacturer of medical textiles, SHL Healthcare AB, has established a Textile Centre of Excellence (TCX) in Borås, Sweden, where it will work with its customers to support the early phase

Polyamide (PA) 6 is being produced at pre-commercial scales from plant-based precursors by Genomatica and its long-time partner Aquafil(1).

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