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The production of composites in Europe increased by 18.3% (by volume) in 2021 in comparison with 2020, according to an annual market report from the German Federation of Reinforced Plastics (AVK) o

A network of sensors that can be used to monitor the processes involved in the manufacture of fabrics – generating data that can be used to ensure the quality of finished products – is being develo

Manufacturer of technical textiles for the reinforcement of composites, Metyx Composites, has entered into a research partnership with the Institute for Textile Technology (ITA) at RWTH Aachen Univ

A closed-loop system for the production and recycling of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) pressure vessels for the storage of hydrogen is to be established by Voith Composites and V-Carbon. 

A wash-resistant and biocide-free polymer finish that neutralises odours in textiles based on cotton, viscose or synthetic fibres has been launched by Sanitized AG of Burgdorf, Switzerland. 

Three partners in the UK have reclaimed continuous carbon fibres from an end-of-life hydrogen pressure vessel and have re-used them to manufacture a new pressure vessel. 

Andritz is to supply a second needlepunch line (neXline) for the manufacture of geotextiles to Manifattura Fontana.

Dry-powder-impregnated flax tapes have been developed for the production of composites by manufacturer of natural-fibre reinforcements, Depestele Group, and Fibroline. 

The feasibility of using recycled carbon fibre (rCF) mats for the production of composite sidewall panels for the cabins of aircraft is being examined by Boeing, Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materi

Gurit has divested its aerospace business and has acquired a 60% share of Fiberline Composites A/S, which manufactures pultruded carbon and glass fibre-reinforced products for use in the production

Nanocellulose is being used to produce items of clothing with iridescent features that resemble the rainbow-hued shimmer seen on fish scales, bird feathers and insect bodies by researchers at North

Methods commonly used in the textiles industry, such as yarn-coating, dip-coating and screen-printing, are being used by researchers in the UK and Sri Lanka to produce energy-harvesting textiles. 

A company that specialises in the production of three-dimensionally (3D) woven gusset fillers (so-called noodles) has been established by Biteam AB of Stockholm, Sweden.

A compact computer numerical control (CNC) cutting machine and a prototype weft-knitting machine capable of multiaxial yarn insertion are to be showcased by Shima Seiki of Wakayama, Japan, at J

Lightweight polyimide and basalt veils for high-temperature applications, and nonwovens that are made from recycled carbon fibres, are to be launched by Technical Fibre Products (TFP) at JEC Wo

Researchers in the USA are working to determine whether microbial communities in anaerobic digesters (ADs) can be used to separate the cellulose and polyester (PES) elements in blended fabrics, so

A nonwoven that is made from recycled carbon fibre and has an areal density of 60 g.m–2 will be launched by Gen 2 Carbon at JEC World.

A plant for the production of needlepunched nonwovens is to be built in Waco, Texas, USA, by AstenJohnson. 

PFNonwovens has commissioned a line for the production of high-loft, soft and textured nonwovens at its facility in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA.

European producer of fabrics for workwear, Klopman International, plans to establish agreements with its customers through which it will receive and recycle their end-of-life garments.