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Using genetically modified silkworms, researchers in China claim to have produced spider-silk fibres that are six-times tougher than aramid fibres. 

Fibre Extrusion Technology (FET) Ltd of Leeds, UK, says that the opening of its Fibre Development Centre a year ago has enabled it to accelerate the rate at which it can conduct client technical tr

Italian manufacturer of digital printers, Durst Group, has purchased its compatriot and developer of machinery for the printing of textiles with water-based inks, Aleph SrL. 

Ascend Performance Materials has added a high-tenacity polyamide (PA) 6.6 staple fibre, an anti-static fibre and a bio-based PA fibre to its Acteev range of products. 

A perfluorinated chemicals (PFC)-free finish (Empel) is more water-repellent than finishes based on fluorocarbons, according to testing undertaken by The Haartz Corp of Acton, Massachusetts, USA. 

A waterless dyeing technology, developed by DyeCoo and operated by CleanDye at its factory in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, has a significantly smaller carbon footprint than conventional textile dyein

The developer of a hydrothermal process for the recycling of polyester (PES)–cotton textiles, Circ LLC, of Danville, Virginia, USA, has been selected as one of fifteen finalists for the 2023 Ea

Equipment for the calendering and embossing of synthetic filer media, in order to improve its mechanical strength and reduce the amount by which it impedes flows of air and liquid, has been started

The US National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) has expressed concern over the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)’s lack of compliance to date with legislation mandating the purchase of

An extra-wide carding machine and opening/blending line has been started-up by Andritz Group at Albis International Srl's facility in Roasio, Italy, where it will be used to produce nonwovens for h

Several members of the Swedish Textile Machinery Association (TMAS) will be taking part in the forthcoming ITMA Asia + CITME exhibitions, which will take place on 19–23 November 2023 in Sh

A research programme that will see smart textiles developed for military applications has been launched by the US Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), the research and developm

Polymer fibres that dynamically stiffen when exposed to strain are being incorporated into sportswear by adidas of Herzogenaurach, Germany.

A marine microorganism that can break-down polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in saltwater has been produced through genetic engineering by researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Ra

An artificial leather (Mirum) made from bio-based materials is to be mass-produced by Natural Fiber Welding (NFW) using double-belt press technology provided by IPCO AB. 

Coats Footwear is using a jacquard weaving technology (ProWeave), which enables the production of continuous fabrics with multiple zones of different appearance and functionality, to create uppers

Provider of chemicals to the textile industry, Rudolf GmbH, can now offer side-by-side performance tests of the age-old “dip and squeeze” pad finishing and a laboratory-scale version of a non-conta

TenCate Advanced Armour, of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has been renamed Integris Composites.

A range of fibres for the production of bio-based absorbent hygiene products (AHPs) are being presented at the 62nd edition of the Dornbirn Global Fibre Congress (GFC) by Kelhei

Teijin Ltd has sold GH Craft Co Ltd, a subsidiary of its Japanese composites business, to TIP composite Co Ltd.