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Liquid X Printed Metals of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, has announced a partnership with its compatriot Bonbouton of New York City to print temperature and pressure sensors directly onto textiles

Algorithms for heart monitoring developed by The Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Minnesota, USA, are to be incorporated into Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based Myant’s smart apparel (

An overmoulding process for the economical manufacture of parts using reinforced thermoplastic sheets and a consolidation press for the processing of unidirectional fibre-reinforced thermoplastic t

The likelihood of increasing trade tariffs and a potential surge in construction costs owing to the buoyant US labour market are the factors behind Lenzing’s decision to temporarily mothball its ly

Increasingly large quantities of polyester (PES) textiles are being produced annually, generating large amounts of waste that needs to be recycled and/or re-used.

Danish manufacturer Fibertex Nonwovens is expanding its production capacity in Brazil by 20% in order to accommodate growing demand for its products from the automotive and other industries.

Advanced fibre-reinforced wood (AFRW), laminated timbers that contain thin layers of high-performance textiles, is to be used in a building for the first time.

Isansys Lifecare of Abingdon, UK, has won a US Patent covering a key feature of its Lifetouch cardiac sensor.

A textile that incorporates lighting for use in civil engineering, agriculture and landscape preservation end-uses has been developed by Beaulieu International of Waregem, Belgium.

Itema of Colzate, Italy, is to show two new rapier machines at ITMA Asia + CITME 2018 in Shanghai, China, on 15–19 Octo

As part of its recently launched New Business and Innovation Division, sports gear brand Asics of Kobe, Japan, has announced that five businesses will benefit from its Tenkan-Ten

Picanol NV of Ieper, Belgium, will unveil its latest rapier loom (GTMax-i 3.0) at ITMA Asia + CITME 2018  in Shanghai,

A conductive yarn that can be woven or knitted into washable, interactive textiles, which can be used as capacitive touch sensors, has been developed by Google.

A dyeable, flame-retardant and heat-resistant meta-aramid fibre is being used to produce a range of outdoor clothing by two Japanese partners.

Cost-effective, scalable methods for the production of carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRPs) are to be developed by a consortium in the UK with the aim of improving the performance of electric v

Nonwovens producer Suominen of Helsinki, Finland, is to increase prices for all of its products on 1 October 2018.

A research project that could help people with impaired mobility live independently and with dignity by wearing trousers featuring artificial muscles has been awarded a £2-million grant from the UK

Renault and its partners have been presented with an award for the composite guide rails employed in the rollerblind sunroof module for the panoramic roof system featured on two of its multipurpose

Polymer nanospheres that release drugs when exposed to certain wavelengths of light are being developed in Switzerland for medical applications. 

The next Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress will take place in Dornbirn, Austria, on 11–13 September 2019.

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