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Toray sets up distribution centre for prepregs in US

25th Sep 2020

Toray Advanced Composites has set up a distribution centre for high-performance Toray AmberTool HX56 composite tooling prepregs in the US. This will ensure high speed of supply and regional availability of leading composite tooling technology. Manufactured at its thermoset centre of excellence in the UK, the tooling material will be fully stocked in...

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EPA finds PDI's wipes effective against COVID virus

25th Sep 2020

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the SARS-CoV-2 efficacy claim for Super Sani-Cloth wipes, produced by PDI, a global leader in infection prevention products and solutions. Before a product legally makes efficacy claims against a pathogen, the claim must be approved by the EPA based on a thorough review of scientific...

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Korean scientists make wearable piezoelectric harvester

24th Sep 2020

Scientists at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a highly flexible but sturdy wearable piezoelectric harvester using the simple and easy fabrication process of hot pressing and tape casting. The energy harvester, which has record high interfacial adhesion strength, will help create embedded wearable electronics.

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INDA unveils three Hygienix Innovation Award finalists

24th Sep 2020

INDA has announced the three finalists for the Hygienix Innovation Award. Hygiene and personal care industry innovations using nonwovens and engineered materials in a creative and technically sophisticated approach will be presented at the sixth edition of Hygienix, devoted to the absorbent hygiene and personal care industry, from November 17-19, 2020.

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OAS develops new, low temperature cure

24th Sep 2020

Oxford Advanced Surfaces (OAS), a pioneer and market leader in the surface treatment of polymeric, plastic and composite materials by the application of highly reactive carbene chemistry, has come out with a new, low temperature cure of its innovative Onto surface treatment. The new Onto EP1132 cures at 80 degrees Celsius, instead of 100 degrees...

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Rokoko unveils Smartgloves

23rd Sep 2020

Aaward-winning motion capture creator Rokoko has unveiled Smartgloves, a hand and finger tracking solution that is able to capture every nuance of a hand, in an affordable way. The new Smartgloves are durable enough for fight scenes, and are also precise for individual fingers, which makes them capture the full spectrum of an actor’s hand performance.

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Luxottica, Fameccanica making surgical masks

23rd Sep 2020

Luxottica and Fameccanica (Angelini Group) have started producing surgical masks on large scale. Luxottica has temporarily converted the PalaLuxottica - close to the group's headquarters in Agordo, at the foot of the Dolomites - into a mask producing facility. Four special fully automated production lines have been installed which have started...

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Foss Floors orders new production line from Dilo Group

22nd Sep 2020

Foss Floors, a specialist in needled carpeting, has ordered a new production line from DiloGroup, a pioneer in nonwoven textile machinery manufacturing. This will be 4th complete Dilo line to further enlarge the production capacity of Foss Floors. DiloGroup engineered this latest high-tech production system together with Fsoss, tailor-made for their...

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NCC joins hands with Network Rail to build footbridge

22nd Sep 2020

The NCC (National Composites Centre) has joined hands with Network Rail to investigate, design and build a composite footbridge. Under the partnership, Network Rail has become a Tier One Member of the NCC - the first rail infrastructure company to do so. This allows Network Rail the access to the NCC’s expertise, facilities and capabilities.

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