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Cotton fabrics can often provide the perfect conditions for the growth of bacteria that cause them to smell and, ultimately, degrade. Senior Technical Manager, Textiles, at Microban International, Yihong Li, describes a potential solution to this problem.

Companies operating in every sector of the fibres, nonwovens and technical textiles industries must continue to innovate in order to make their products more environmentally sustainable. Adrian Wilson reports on the latest developments from the annual Global Fiber Congress (GFC), held most recently on 13–15 September 2022 in Dornbirn, Austria.

The recent staging of Techtextil, Texprocess and Heimtextil was perfectly timed, as the technical textiles industry wrestles with a long list of challenges. As Editor James Bakewell reports, the shows illustrated that strong partnerships will be vital if these problems are to be solved. 

Freudenberg Performance Materials used Techtextil, which was held in Frankfurt, Germany, on 21–24 June 2022, to showcase its ever-expanding portfolio of nonwovens and technical textiles. During the show, Nonwovens Editor Adrian Wilson spoke to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Weinheim, Germany-based company, Dr Frank Heislitz, about progress since the last edition of Techtextil.