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A simplified process for the production of fibres from boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) is being developed by researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, USA. 

An extended range of acoustic insulation for blocking and absorbing the sounds generated by the drives of electric vehicles has been unveiled by Autoneum of Winterthur, Switzerland.

Andritz has updated its Wetlace carded pulp (CP) pilot line for the production of wipes from carded staple fibres, pulp and combinations of the two, at its competence centre in Montbonnot, France. 

The developer of a range of bio-based binders that can be used in place of conventional binders to create biodegradable nonwovens and textiles was presented with an Innovation Award at

A perfluorinated compound (PFC)-free finish (Smartrepel Hydro SR liq) that repels water-based stains and a treatment (Perapret AIR liq) that removes pollutants from the air were launched by Archrom

Andritz is to supply batt-forming equipment for a needlepunch line producing polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) filtration products at Yanpai Filtration Technology Co Ltd's site in Tiantai, China. 

At Techtextil, Kelheim Fibres was presented with an Innovation Award for its development of washable cellulose-based nonwovens for use in absorbent hygiene products.

Monforts of Mönchengladbach, Germany, is introducing a range of modular upgrades that can be added to its existing finishing lines.

Infinited Fiber Co (IFC) has chosen a closed paper mill in Kemi, Finland, to house a €400-million facility capable of producing 30 kt of regenerated cellulose fibres (Infinna) a year. 

Slings manufactured from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE, Dyneema from Royal DSM) produced using post-consumer plastic waste as a feedstock have been supplied to Heerema Marine Con

Supplier of speciality chemicals to the textiles industry, Archroma, and the developer of a non-contact precision-spray finishing system (TexCoat G4), Baldwin Technology Co Inc, are to work togethe

A prototype weft-knitting machine capable of multiaxial yarn insertion and a computer-aided design (CAD) system are to be showcased by Shima Seiki of Wakayama, Japan, at Techtextil

Avient Corp has expanded its range of long fibre-reinforced composites made using post-industrial recycled content (Complēt R)(

A mint-based finish that traps malodours has been developed by HeiQ of Zurich, Switzerland, and Patagonia of Ventura, California, USA. 

A sewing thread that is highly resistant to extreme weather conditions has been launched by Amann Group of Bönnigheim, Germany. 

Lyocell fibres from Lenzing are to be used by Westex to produce fabrics for workwear that protect from arc-flash and flash fires.  

The Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress will celebrate its 61st anniversary with the delivery of 93 lectures from companies, universities and research institutes from the fibres, tex

Two hydroentanglement lines from Andritz have been started-up by Zhoukou Xuwang Co Ltd at its facilities in Henan Province, China.

The Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute (NIRI) says that a service it is introducing will enable its clients to streamline their product-development processes and bring their products to

International Fibres Group (IFG) has launched a range of services (IFG Services) that it says will make its customers’ businesses more efficient, environmentally sustainable and profitable.