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A biodegradable silk-based material that could be used in place of petroleum-derived plastics to encapsulate active ingredients in such as agricultural chemicals, paints, cosmetics and detergents i

A method for producing self-sanitising face masks is being developed by researchers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, USA. 

Ontex Group NV has opened a facility in Stokesdale, North Carolina, USA, for the manufacture of baby diapers. 

Hexcel Corp is to work with Spirit AeroSystems Europe at the latter's Aerospace Innovation Centre (AIC) to develop sustainable technologies for the manufacture of future aircraft. 

The developer of an energy-efficient process for the recycling of carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRPs), Fairmat, says that just one year after being established, the company will process 30% of

London, UK-based manufacturer of coloured carbon fibre, Hypetex, has attracted £1.25 million in investment and has welcomed two experienced business leaders as both investors and advisers to the co

Composite pick-up boxes for the 2022 Toyota Tundra Pickup truck are to be produced by Teijin Automotive Technologies at its new facility in Seguin, Texas, USA.

A wearable, textile-based exomuscle that can be used to increase the upper-body strength and endurance of people with restricted mobility is being developed by researchers at ETH Zurich in Switzerl

Carbios is to refine further its enzymatic process for the recycling of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) through a two-year partnership agreement with producers of sports and outdoor wear, On, Pata

Textiles based on fibres made by Spinnova from cellulosic biomass are to be dyed using resource-efficient technology developed by imogo, following the signing of an agreement between the two compan

A merger of equals between producers of nonwovens Schweitzer-Mauduit (SWM) International Inc and Neenah Inc has created a new company, Mativ, that will generate approximately US$3 billion in sales

Heated sleeves and inserts for gloves are to be developed for civilian and military use by Loomia Technologies Inc and Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA). 

A method for permanently bonding high concentrations of thermally insulating aerogels to textiles and nonwovens has been developed by Outlast Technologies GmbH of Heidenheim, Germany.

Lanxess has completed its acquisition of International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) Inc's microbial control business, which supplies antimicrobial ingredients and formulations for use in textiles

Essity has agreed to buy developer and seller of washable leakproof apparel for periods and incontinence, Modibodi, for AUS$140 million, and has purchased a majority shareholding in another, Knix W

Manufacturer of industrial threads, Coats Group, has acquired producer of structural components and materials for the footwear, accessories and apparel industries, Texon.

The developer of a one-step additive manufacturing process that enables garments and shoe uppers to be moulded from a cellulose-based liquid has secured US$3.5 million in seed funding. 

Manufacturer of carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRPs) that exhibit dynamic stiffness, Carbitex, has been granted

Voith Composites' carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) prepreg-based product for the production of tooling, Carbon4Tool, is to be distributed in Europe by Gazechim Group, following the formation

A simple process for producing a polyethylene terephthalate (PET)-like plastic from lignocellulosic biomass is being developed by researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (

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