News - 16 Mar 2021
In considering materials that could become the fabrics of the future, scientists have largely dismissed one widely available option: polyethylene.
The stuff of plastic wrap and grocery bags,...
News - 2 Mar 2021
Many people recycle old textiles, but very few of them know that they are highly challenging to re-use, and usually end up in landfills.
Edvin Ruuth. Image Credit: Lund University.
News - 27 Jan 2021
Composites fibre and textiles splicing experts, Airbond, has increased the limits of normal splicers by a factor of 10 while at the same time enabling huge waste reduction. It is doubling its product...
News - 27 Jan 2021
Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials (MCAM), announces the expanded product line of its KyronMAX® structural thermoplastic materials with new resin formulations to meet the requirements of...
News - 6 Jan 2021
In modern times, manufacturers produce highly specialized materials for a wide array of uses, called polymers. Polymers have a variety of purposes owing to their versatile properties, ranging from...
News - 12 Nov 2020
Selective Polypropylene (PP) reinforcements from Integrated Composite Products (ICP) offers mechanical engineers with lightweight options AND significant improvements in strength, stiffness and impact...
News - 11 Sep 2020
A new line of face masks combining comfort with protection is available from Acteev™ by Ascend Performance Materials, a manufacturer of technology-forward textiles and engineered materials. The...
News - 14 Aug 2020
The manufacture of nylon could be completely transformed by the findings of a recent study, which shows that bacteria can synthesize an important chemical involved in the process, without the emission...
News - 2 Jul 2020
A new thermoplastic biomaterial, which is tough and strong but also easy to process and shape has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
A type of nylon, the material's...
News - 1 Jul 2020
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has invented a foldable tent-like device that serves as a physical shield to reduce the risk of exposure to pathogens for...