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A method for incorporating solar cells into textiles so that they can withstand laundering is being developed by researchers at Aalto University in Espoo, Finland. 

An automated multi-ply cutter (Talon 75) is to be demonstrated by ACG Nyström of Borås, Sweden, at the forthcoming Texprocess exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany, on 21–24 June 2022.

An efficient chemical method for the recycling of coloured polyester (PES) fibres has been developed by Teijin Frontier Co Ltd of Osaka, Japan.

SDL Atlas of Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA, has launched an updated version of its versatile tearing-tester (PowerTear Elmendorf).

Lyocell fibres made from cotton scrap and wood pulp by Lenzing are to be used by Utexbel for the production of shirts for prison personnel in Belgium. 

Domo Chemicals has united its range of polyamide (PA) 66 fibres under the Nyleo brand and has launched several new products.   

Gen 2 Carbon has established a strategic alliance with Deakin University to promote the development of technologies for the recycling of carbon fibre in Australia. 

A £4.6-million facility for the rapid testing of composite tidal turbine blades has been opened in Rosyth, UK, by the University of Edinburgh and engineering company Babcock International. 

Uster Technologies is to showcase its latest system for the detection and removal of contaminants from nonwovens at Techtextil and the International Textile Machinery Exhibition (ITM)

The Trützschler Group of Mönchengladbach, Germany, claims to be taking "decisive action" to reduce the impact that its operations have on the environment. 

The developer of an energy-efficient process for the recycling of carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRPs), Fairmat, has signed a number of agreements that will assist in the commercialisation of i

A carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastic hydrogen-storage tank for use in the heavy-duty transport sector has been developed through a 12-month project by three partners in the UK. 

TRB Lightweight Structures and Kordsa are to work together to develop sustainable lightweight composites for the automotive industry, after forming a partnership.  

A range of skin-like, smart fabric-based coverings for robots and prosthetics has been launched by BeBop Sensors of Berkeley, California, USA.

An ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre that is coloured blue to provide a strong visual aid – so that multiple sets of sutures can be differentiated during complicated surgeries

A wide range of technologies for the production of technical textiles are to be shown by Oerlikon Polymer Processing Solutions at Techtextil in Frankfurt, Germany. The company's Oerlikon B

A quick, efficient digital tool for the design and production of sensor-enhanced soft pneumatic actuators using machine knitting is being developed by researchers in the USA. 

A biobased, odour-controlling finish and what is claimed to be an efficient and environmentally friendly method for its application to textiles are being promoted by HeiQ of Zurich, Switzerland, an

A range of prepregs comprising partially bio-based epoxy resins reinforced with natural fibres has been launched for use in the automotive, winter sports, marine and wind-energy industries by Hexce

The impacts that dyes, softeners and other finishes have on the quantity and degradation of microfibres shed by cotton fabrics are being studied by researchers at North Carolina State University (N

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