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A 500-m2 facility dedicated to the research and development (R&D) of fibre placement for the high-volume production of carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRPs) has been opened in Ger

The benefits of using thermoplastic tapes to reinforce specific areas of injection-moulded parts are to be evaluated through a research project instigated by RWTH Aachen University in Germany.

A carbon fibre-filled polyamide (PA) 6.66 filament (Novamid ID1030 CF10) for three-dimensional (3D) printing has been launched by Royal DSM of Heerlen, The Netherlands.

Sportscar manufacturer Briggs Automotive Company (BAC), Haydale Composite Solutions (HCS) and Pentaxia Composites have received funding to develop graphene-enhanced composites for automotive applic

Laboratory facilities for the recently founded ThermoPlastic Composites Application Centre (TPAC) have been opened in Enschede, The Netherlands.  

A looped suture with a tapered surface has been designed by Medtronic (formerly Covidien) of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

A surgical gown (1001) with sealed sleeves has been developed by Medline Industries of Northfield, Illinois, USA.

Proof-of-concept nonwoven filter technology that can be used to remove antibodies from donated blood, thereby producing universal plasma, has been developed in the UK.

AMSilk of Planegg, Germany, is to develop composites reinforced with its artificial silk fibre and is working with Airbus of Toulouse, France, to explore the materials' potential for aerospace appl

A method for embedding digital information into nonwovens, without degrading their appearance or functionality, has been developed by Suominen of Helsinki, Finland.

An improved compression bandage has been developed by Karl Otto Braun of Wolfstein, Germany.

Two odour-control treatments (Scentry and Scentry Revive) from Microban International have been declared safe for humans and the environment by the independant testing body Oeko-Tex of Zuirch, Swit

SABIC of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is to complete its purchase of a 24.99% stake in Clariant of Muttenz, Switzerland, after winning the necessary regulatory approvals.

A polyester (PES) fibre that can be used to produce linen-like textiles has been developed by Teijin Frontier Co Ltd of Osaka, Japan.

Simavita, an Australia-based company specializing in smart diaper technology, has entered into a marketing agreement with Drylock Technologies, a Belgium-based manufacturer of baby diapers and othe

A graft used to surgically repair a shoulder joint has been developed by Arthrex.

Evolon New Generation fabric from Freudenberg Performance Materials has been awarded a European seal of quality for anti-mite bedding items.

A patch for repairing a hernia defect, such as an opening or weakness in a tissue or muscle wall (e.g. the abdominal wall), is disclosed by C.R. Bard of Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA.

A centre for the development of production processes, designs and pricing strategies for the manufacture of lightweight hybrid components, in particular for the automotive industry, has been opened

Stockholders of Xerium Technologies Inc have approved an acquisition agreement with Andritz AG proposed in June 2018.