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The Oeko-Tex Association of Zurich, Switzerland, is to waive the license fee associated with certifying face masks to its Standard 100 (used to demonstrate that a textile article has been deemed sa

Isansys Lifecare reports that following a surge in UK and international orders for its advanced patient-monitoring system caused by the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it is working with eng

Freudenberg’s acquisition of Low & Bonar PLC, announced initially in September 2019(1), has been approved by the Euro

In response to the human coronavirous (COVID-19) pandemic, Canadian smart-fabrics developer Myant has been working to adapt its manufacturing equipment for the production of a new line of personal

A US company claims to have created transgenic silkworms capable of producing almost pure spider silk.

Gurit of Zurich, Switzerland, has signed a two-year supply agreement with an unnamed Chinese turbine-blade manufacturer, through which it will manufacture and supply core material kits during 2020

An increase in capacity for the production of meltblown nonwovens for face masks in North America and the introduction of new media for the production of protective equipment in Europe have been an

A research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) haS developed a washable and re-usable nano-filter that can fit inside standard surgical masks.

Omega Systèmes (Omega) is shipping 900 000 face masks approved by the French General Directorate of Armament to the Ministère des Armées for distribution to food manufacturers, supermarkets and nur

3M has started legal proceedings against a company that it says twice attempted to sell fraudulently tens of millions of likely non-existent 3M respirators at grossly inflated prices to the federal

Germany-based nonwovens producer Sandler is investing in a production line for the manufacture of nonwovens for respirators in response to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Promethean Particles (Promethean) of Nottingham, UK, is working with textile companies and research facilities to explore the anti-viral effects of its copper nanoparticles, which it has developed 

Fibre-based materials manufacturer Ahlstrom-Munksjö has increased capacity across its entire product range of protective medical fabrics to support the healthcare industry in efforts to combat the

A start-up company developing an additive manufacturing (AM) process for the production of composite parts has received US$48 million in funding from investors.

Ultrasonic bonding technology could be used to produce barrier seams for personal protective equipment (PPE) rapidly and efficiently, according to Sonobond Ultrasonics of West Chester, Pennsylvania

Machine builder Reifenhäuser Reicofil of Troisdorf, Germany, reports that it has found domestic customers for the meltblown nonwovens that, in response to the urgent global demand for face masks,

A strong, lightweight, all-plastic brake pedal for a mass-production battery-electric sports car has been developed by BOGE Elastmetall GmbH using reinforced thermoplastics from Lanxess.

A fully automatic, high-speed converting line for the production of disposable face masks has been developed by Andritz Diatec of Collecorvino, Italy.

Respilon of Brno, Czechia, reports that it has sold all of its RespiPro and R-mask nanofibre face masks, but has secured new capacity for their manufacture in Turkey.

In response to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Alchemie Technology has brought forward the launch of its precise, high-throughput digital finishing technology (called Novara) for technic