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A commercially viable all-composite wheel for electric and niche vehicles, such as driverless cars, last-mile delivery vehicles, road sweepers and agricultural vehicles, is being developed by a con

Researchers from North Carolina State University (NCSU) have found that an elastic polymer can kill a range of viruses and drug-resistant bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcu

Researchers at the The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Barcelona, Spain, have created flexible non-invasive photodetectors that they say can measure a broader set of vital signs than curre

Flame-retardant (FR) polyamide (PA)–cotton fabrics are being developed by Alexium and Pine Belt Processing for use by the US Military.

Kimberly-Clark of Irving, Texas, USA, will reportedly invest US$42 million in its product

An endovascular stent-graft (endograft) composed of an active textile that can change shape once placed inside the body and after activation has been developed by an inventor in the USA.

European producer of fabrics for workwear, Klopman International is to sell its products in South Africa for the first time after establishing a partnership with Servworx, the second-largest workwe

Equipment for the production of hollow filaments will be developed by Fibre Extrusion Technology (FET) Ltd of Leeds, UK, following the award of a grant to the company by Innovate UK.

A pair of fabrics designed to offer comfort, ease of movement, and protection for firefighters and first responders has been launched by Arville of Wetherby, UK.

East Africa’s largest diaper factory has been opened in Kenya by a Chinese investor, Sunda International, repor

Over 100 speakers from industry and academia presented the latest innovations and revealed the latest trends in the global fibres and textiles industries at the Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (

Cortland Biomedical has opened a new, purpose-built manufacturing facility for the design, development and validation of biomedical textile constructions.

Google’s Project Jacquard has been quiet since the launch of Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket in 2017, but has now returne

An uncoated, water-resistant and breathable fabric that is highly stretchable in multiple directions has been developed by Elevate Textiles (formerly International Textile Group) of Greensboro, Nor

A system for recycling cotton and polyester (PES) from waste textiles has been developed by Tyton BioSciences of Danville, Virginia, USA.

Testing specialist SGS has established what it says is the first independent laboratory in Europe to measure objectively the softness of disposable hygiene products, such as baby diapers and femini

A breathable, heat-reflecting textile that can be worn by firefighters, rescue workers and military personnel working in close proximity to fires has been developed by Heathcoat Fabrics of Tiverton

First Graphene has signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with the University of Manchester to develop graphene-hybrid materials for use in supercapacitors.

Fibre-reinforced polyamides (PAs) from Lanxess have been used by L&L Products to reinforce a steel insert for the A-pillars of Porsche’s convertibles and roadsters.

A polyimide fibre that maintains its stability and flexibility in high-temperature environments has been launched by Evonik of Essen, Germany.

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