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A test bench for determining the gas-adsorption performance of filter media has been installed by Ahlstrom-Munksjö at its research and development (R&D) centre in Pont-Evêque, France, as it loo

Fabric samples that will serve as the basis for apparel made from spider-silk fibres have been delivered for the first time to  Spydasilk Enterprises by Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc. 

An application for mobile devices that records the key characteristics of a wound, generates an assessment and helps healthcare professionals to select the appropriate product for its treatment has

The global market for meltblown nonwovens has been fundamentally reshaped by the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic; demand for such as face masks and medical personal protective equipment (PPE)

The market for clothing that protects from chemicals is set to grow faster than that many other performance apparel segments, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.1%, during 2021–2026 accor

A laboratory for the development of electronic textiles has been opened at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM) in Berlin, Germany. 

A variety of bio-based and compostable polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are to be sent to the Nonwovens Innovation and Research Institute (NIRI) in Leeds, UK, for melt-spinning trials.  

An artificial leather treated with a long-lasting antibacterial agent has been launched by Teijin Cordley Ltd, a business unit of Teijin Frontier. 

Picanol has launched an internet-based platform (PicConnect) that can be accessed on any device that can run a web browser, and functions as a gateway to the company's digital services and as a mea

A laboratory-scale spunbond system is to be unveiled at the forthcoming INDEX 2020 nonwovens exhibition by Fibre Extrusion Technology (FET) of Leeds, UK. 

A cellulose-based nonwoven from Suominen of Helsinki, Finland, has received the Fine to Flush Manufacturer’s

Innovatec is investing in a non-contact fluid-application system from Weitmann & Konrad GmbH & Co KG (WEKO) for the functionalisation of its meltblown nonwovens.

The developer of a method that enables micro- and nanoplastics to be tracked as they spread in water, soil and organisms is to be presented with the Marie Heim-Vögtlin Prize by the Swiss N

Dutch PPE Solutions of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, is producing meltblown filter media using a polypropylene (PP) manufactured from renewable feedstocks by Borealis of Vienna, Austria.  

Well-ventilated buildings and tight-fitting face masks will be essential to control the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic as variants of the SARS Cov-2 virus evolve to spread more effi

There will be strong demand for nonwovens in the period up to 2025, according to the seventh edition of a market report jointly published by EDANA of Brussels, Belgium, and the Association of the N

Ahlstrom-Munksjö of Helsinki, Finland, has expanded its FiltEV range(1) of filtration media for use

A metallic coating that adheres well to fabrics – including those used to produce face masks – and eradicates 99% of several common pathogens on its surface within five minutes of exposure has been

Sewable electrodes and signal-transmission wires made from carbon-nanotube threads (CNTTs) have been used to create a shirt-based electrocardiogram (ECG) machine by researchers at Rice University i

An expanded-polyethylene (ePE) film is now part of the range of the Fabrics Division of W. L. Gore & Associates.