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A washable face mask quickly eliminates 99.9% of the bacteria and viruses with which it comes into contact, according to its manufacturer, zwissTEX of Gerstetten, Germany.

The developer of a novel three-dimensional (3D) carbon fibre reinforcement for the production of impact-resistant and durable composites has received US$750 000 in funding from the US National Scie

A piezoelectric fabric that generates sufficient electricity to kill bacteria as it is moved, thereby providing a deodorant function, has been developed by Japanese companies Murata and Teijin Fron

Prototype foam mattresses that feature cotton socks treated with a halogen-free, phosphorus-based finish (Alexiflam NF) have met the requirements of the flammability standards required for their sa

A computational simulation of the transverse failure of composite laminates that could enable the design of stronger materials has been developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urb

The world's first network arch bridge that hangs entirely on tension elements made from carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) has been built in Germany.

Boeing has resumed production of the 737 MAX at the company’s factory in Renton, Washington, USA.

An epoxy prepreg that can be cured at varying temperatures has been launched by Composites Evolution of Chesterfield, UK.

An epoxy resin-based prepreg developed by Toray Advanced Composites of Morgan Hill, California, USA, for the production of parts for motorsports applications has passed a number of flame-retardancy

A leading manufacturer of nonwovens specialising in serving the healthcare and hygiene markets has committed to four new projects to increase its capacity significantly.

An Italian machine builder has adapted a range of its equipment to allow for the production of face masks and the elastic straps used to secure them to the face.

A reinforced thermoplastic boot floor has been developed for Hyundai’s Creta sports utility vehicle (SUV) by honeycomb-core manufacturer EconCore and tier-1 automotive supplier DPA Moldados.

The strength of composite parts produced using additive manufacturing (AM) could be increased significantly using a technique developed by researchers at Florida A&M University–Florida State Un

In response to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Solvay of Brussels, Belgium, is to accelerate plans to reduce the costs and improve the productivity of its Composite Materials business un

Europe needs to invest more in the research and development (R&D) of technologies for the recycling of composites as thousands of blades for wind turbines approach the end of their operational

A fast recycling method through which polylactic acid (PLA) can be converted into a high-quality, biodegradable solvent for use in a wide variety of industries, including cosmetics and pharmaceutic

Berry Global Group Inc of Evansville, Indiana, USA, is to produce its meltblown nonwovens (Meltex) for the first time in South America.

Berry Global Group Inc is to spend US$8 million on the installation of new equipment and upgrades to existing lines to increase capacity for meltblown nonwovens at its plant in Statesville, North C

Mann+Hummel reports that the use of its filtration systems for purifying outdoor air (Filter Cubes) could prevent the need for the imposition of vehicle bans in city centres.

Penso of Coventry, UK, has invested £16.3 million in the production of lightweight carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) bodies for 3.5-t commercial vehicles for the home-delivery sector.

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