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Arville to show protective textiles at AFAC19 conference

18th Jul 2019

Arville will showcase a range of new, specially-designed, technical fabrics at the four-day AFAC19 fire and emergency management conference in Melbourne from August 27-30, 2019, for emergency services decision-makers in Australia. Arville is specialising in the design, manufacture, and finishing of technical woven textiles for demanding applications.

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Ascent Aerospace invests in LSAM machine from Thermwood

18th Jul 2019

Ascent Aerospace has announced its recent investment of a Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) machine from Thermwood Corporation, a technology leader and manufacturer of CNC and 3D printing equipment based in Dale. Ascent Aerospace is a single-source provider of production and automated assembly systems for the aerospace and defence industry.

From left: PhD student Tian Xi, Research fellow Dr Lee Pui Mun, and Assistant Professor John Ho, together with seven NUS researchers./Pic: NUS
NUS team's new way of interconnecting wearable devices

18th Jul 2019

NUS scientists have devised a new method for interconnecting wearable devices. They have incorporated conductive textiles into clothing to dynamically connect several wearable devices at once. This 'wireless body sensor network' allows devices to transmit data with 1,000 times stronger signal than conventional technologies, improving the battery life.

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Mitsubishi Chemical setting up SMC facility in Italy

17th Jul 2019

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation is setting up its European carbon fibre sheet moulding compound (SMC) production facility in Italy. The facility, to start operations in September 2020, will be located on a site adjoining CPC SRL, in which MCC holds a 44 per cent equity. SMC can be processed into components in about two to five minutes by press moulding.

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Web Industries expanding its Denton facility

17th Jul 2019

Web Industries, a precision formatter of advanced composites materials for aerospace, space and medical applications, is expanding its Denton, Texas, manufacturing facility. This will increase the plant's productive capacity, smooth the flow of manufacturing activities and support larger customer programmes. The expansion is to take place in two phases.

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Saurer major contributor to mankind’s moon landing

17th Jul 2019

Saurer’s partnership with apparel branding innovator Lion Brothers has lasted seven decades. It was first to supply NASA with embroidered mission patches starting with Apollo 1. Using Saurer’s 2S-55, the most advanced embroidery machine of the time, Lion Brothers produced shoulder patch for Apollo 11, the mission that resulted in 2 astronauts reaching...

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Poney ventures into nanotechnology with Nanotextile

17th Jul 2019

Poney Garments Sdn Bhd (Poney), a leading retailer and brand marketer specialising in creating and delivering apparel for children, has ventured into nanotechnology and technical textile by partnering with Nanotextile Sdn Bhd (Nanotextile). This all Malaysian partnership is a step ahead in commercialisation of nanotechnology in Malaysia’s textile...

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Archroma launches new water-based VOC coating technology

16th Jul 2019

Archroma, a global leader in colour and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, has launched its new Lurapret N5396 & N5392 liq, a water-based ultra-low VOC polyurethane (PU) polymer coating technology at the recent ITMA exhibition. The innovation was developed in compliance with ‘The Archroma Way: safe, efficient, enhanced, it’s our nature’.

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Asia-Pacific composites community to meet at JEC Asia

15th Jul 2019

For its 12th edition, JEC Asia 2019 will gather companies from entire composites value chain in Asia Pacific to present their latest capabilities & innovations to the composites community and strategic end-user’s market including mobility, aeronautics, building & construction at Seoul, South Korea from November 12-14. This will be JEC’s third visit to...

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