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A solvent made from cellulose has been found to outperform traditional, toxic solvents in the production and dispersion of graphene.

Fibertex Nonwovens of Aalborg, Denmark, has acquired the hydroentanglement (spunlace) business established in 2016 by Turkish nonwoven

Myant used the Computer Electronics Show (CES) to launch what it describes as the world’s first cuffless blood-pressure monitoring technology, the SKIIN Smart Shirt.

A Brazilian nonwovens manufacturer is to invest in the construction of a plant, together with state-of-the-art needlepunch machinery for the new facility.

Suunto of Vantaa, Finland, reports that five separate start-up companies launched products based on its motion-sensing technology (Movesense) at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Oerlikon Manmade Fibers revealed its latest development for the manufacturers of bulked continuous filament (BCF) carpet yarns (the BCF S8) during the Domotex exhibition held in Hanover, G

A way to embed miniaturized solar cells into yarn that can then be knitted and woven has been developed by researchers at Nottingham Trent University in the UK. 

Researchers are looking to the oceans as the source of raw materials for fibres, with separate projects in Israel and the USA examining bacteria that feed on seaweed and algae.

For the past 12 months, Canadian commercial airline Air Georgian has been field-testing wearable technology as a potentially useful aid in reducing the dangers associated with pilot fatigue.

Carpet manufacturers will now be able to make fully recyclable, latex-free needlepunched floorcoverings without compromising on performance, according to a Belgian company that has developed a poly

Supported carbon molecular sieve (CMS) membranes for use in gas separation are disclosed by DowDuPont subsidiary Dow Global Technologies of Midland, Michigan, USA.

A method for joining two parts of a thermoplastic nonwoven carrier without increasing the thickness of the material in the connecting area has been developed by Low & Bonar of Arnhem, The Nethe

A fast and accurate system for measuring the permeability of dry reinforcements for composites is the latest piece of equipment to be installed at the University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturi

Hof University of Applied Sciences has granted Lenzing AG access to a new hydroentanglement (spunlace) machine for the development of nonwoven products and the testing of fibres.

Following many years of cooperation on the development of composite doors for Airbus Group, the helicopter manufacturer Airbus Helicopters Germany and SGL Carbon are intensifying their partnership.

A laboratory dedicated to developing composites and methods for their manufacture has been opened at Chalmers University in ‎Gothenburg, Sweden.

A wearable, wireless device that continuously measures how a person’s fingernail bends and moves, which are key indicators of grip strength, could be used in the treatment of numerous medical condi

PolyOne Corp of Avon Lake, Ohio, USA, has bought manufacturer of fibres and composites Fiber-Line for US$120 million.

Finnish manufacturer of pulp and paper Stora Enso of Helsinki has joined TreeToTextile AB, a joint venture set-up to manufacture regenerated cellulose fibres for textiles.

Mölnlycke Health Care of Gothenburg, Sweden, has acquired M&J Airlaid Products of Horsens, Denmark, a manufacturer of absorbent airlaid nonwovens that generates annual revenue of €10 million.

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