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Beaulieu Fibres International will announce new investments and products during its participation at the forthcoming Index20, scheduled to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 31 March to 3

A method that could enable the damage that occurs in a composite when its reinforcing fibres fracture to be observed accurately and easily is being developed by researchers at the National Institut

Owing to concerns over the current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), the composites industry’s flagship event, JEC World, is to be postponed until the 12–14 May 2020.

Researchers from ETH Zürich, Switzerland, and the National University of Singapore have developed a bandage that helps blood to clot and does not stick to the wound: the first time that both proper

Researchers at Empa in St Gallen, Switzerland, are developing novel ways to embed liquids in spun fibres that are then able to release fragrances in a controlled manner, an effect that persists aft

An innovative thermoplastic nonwoven for use as a crimping material for shoe linings provides footwear manufacturers with a number of advantages compared with existing knitted fabric linings, accor

The developer of fibre patch placement (FPP) technology for the automated production of three-dimensional (3D) reinforcement fabrics for the composites industry, Cevotec, is to be represented by Fu

A variety of heat-resistant nonwoven veils for use in composites are to be launched by Technical Fibre Products (TFP) at JEC World.

Montefibre Carbon is to invest €16.2 million to establish a line for the production of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor and construct a carbonisation line at its plant in Miranda de Ebro, Spain.

Speakers and delegates from around the world gathered on 5-6 February 2020 at the Jaguar Experience Centre in the heart of the UK car manufacturing industry in Birmingham, UK, for the first edition

Research into the development of therapeutic textiles to prevent lower limb disorders is being undertaken by Spanish textile research institute AITEX of Alcoy.

Zoltek of Bridgeton, Missouri, USA, is now using renewable energy for a portion of its carbon fibre production.

More than 1700 people visited the stand of Industrial Summit Technology (IST) at ISPO Munich, drawn by augmented-reality (AR) displays and a towering centrepiece installation.

A team of researchers led by the tissue bioengineering unit at the University of Bordeaux in France has created a yarn-like material derived from human skin cells that could be used to close wounds

The market for wearable patches is currently exploding, but, as Adrian Wilson reports, for textile manufacturers, there is little to be gained from selling flexible carrier materials by the square

A prototype of a protective suit with integrated temperature sensors and electronics that warn firefighters when ambient temperatures are too high has been developed in Belgium.

EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has issued a statement following the recent death of a 17-year old girl in Belgium owing to a case of toxic shock

French engineering company Fibroline has entered into two licensing agreements in the healthcare sector.

Gurit has sold its automotive business (Gurit Hungary Kft in Székesfehérvár) to composite-parts manufacturer Carbopress SpA.

Polish nonwovens producer Novita has started-up a new hydroentanglement (spunlace) line at its plant in Zielona Góra, which will allow the company to target new markets, such as hygiene and medical

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