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The construction of a prototype aeroengine featuring a carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) fan case and fan blades has been completed by Rolls-Royce, of London, UK.

A Denmark-based company is planning to build six industrial-scale factories for the recycling of wind-turbine blades, the first of which will be in Esbjerg, Denmark, and will be operational by the

Manufacturer of nonwovens and engineered papers for use in filtration, batteries and industrial applications, Hollingsworth & Vose (H&V), is to invest US$40.2 million to expand its producti

Manufacturer of bedding products, Standard Fiber, is to use a silver-based antibacterial (Ionic+) from Noble Biomaterials in its home textiles, following the formation of an exclusive partnership b

A cost-effective and scalable screen-printing process that enables electrodes to be deposited on flexible substrates, such as textiles, is being developed by researchers at Washington State Univers

A method for reclaiming continuous carbon fibres from end-of-life composites is being developed by Asahi Kasei and its partners in Japan. 

A range of plasterboards that are made from a combination of glass, and synthetic and natural fibres has been launched by Ahlstrom, which says that they demonstrate a number of useful properties, i

Freudenberg Performance Materials is consolidating its nonwoven media for the filtration of gasses and liquids under a new brand, Filtura. 

Leeds, UK-based supplier of laboratory- and pilot-scale meltspinning systems, Fibre Extrusion Technology (FET) Ltd, reports that 2022 was a record-breaking year in terms of revenue. 

Cotton textiles in which an antimicrobial agent is incorporated at a molecular level are being developed by a research team led by the University of Maryland (UMD) in College Park, USA.  

A grading system for assessing the wicking behaviour of fabrics has been developed by James Heal of Halifax, UK.

A method for precisely depositing a durable coating that can detect and neutralise toxic compounds onto fabrics is being developed by researchers at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA

HeiQ Materials AG has signed an exclusive agreement with developer and manufacturer of textiles for mattresses, mattress covers and bedding, BekaertDeslee, for the supply of its finish (HeiQ Allerg

Suominen has revealed its intention to cease manufacturing operations at its nonwovens plant in Mozzate, Italy, in the second quarter of 2023. 

Autoneum has signed an agreement to buy the automotive business of Borgers for €117 million through a deal that is expected to close in April 2023. 

3M is to stop manufacturing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and will work to eliminate the use of PFAS in its products by the end of 2025. 

A sensor that can detect minor changes in strain, has a greater range of motion than previous technologies and could be incorporated into fabrics is being developed by researchers at North Carolina

Suppliers of chemical to the textiles industry, Tanatex Chemicals, of Ede, The Netherlands, and Werken Química Brasil, of Indaial, have entered into a strategic alliance.

Systems developed by Andritz for the shredding of textiles and the removal of such as fastenings from the resulting material are being used by Renewcell at its recycling facility in Sundsvall, Swed

A Jacquard weaving process that can be used to create near-net-shape, hemispherical preforms for the reinforcement of composites is being developed by researchers at the Institute of Textile Machin