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A metallic radiant barrier coating for textiles from HeiQ of Zurich, Switzerland, is being used for the production of gloves and mitts for the first time.  

A fabric made of polyamide (PA) 6.6 fibres embedded with active zinc ions absorbs virus-containing moisture droplets and effectively inactivates 99% of virus particles – including the SARS Cov-

An institute that aims to tackle global challenges to the textiles industry – such as those created by fast fashion, and the need for advanced materials, manufacturing processes and sustainable pro

A versatile line for the production of nonwovens being constructed by rope and netting manufacturer Tufropes will feature wet-laying, carding and hydroentangling technologies from Truetzschler Nonw

The viability of a dry powder-impregnation process for enhancing the properties of filter media is being explored by its developer, Fibroline of Ecully, France. 

A hydroentanglement line being built by rope and netting manufacturer Tufropes will feature technologies from A.Celli Nonwovens. 

A textile-based implant containing cartilage derived from stem cells has been shown to reduce pain and restore hip-joint function to baseline levels in a study of dogs with symptoms of moderate ost

Recycler of used ropes, twines, nets and other technical textiles, Healix of Maastricht, The Netherlands, has secured funds totalling over €10 million through a seed financing round that was comple

A chemical process that can render cotton fabrics resistant to fire without affecting the properties that make them comfortable to wear is being developed by researchers at Empa in Dübendorf, Switz

A project set-up to explore solutions for creating fair and effective means for monitoring the market for textile products in Europe has got underway.

Developer of bio-based antimicrobial coatings for textiles, NordShield of Espoo, Finland, has secured investments totalling more than €4.2 million in its latest financing round, which concluded on

The developer of a bio-based, biodegradable protein solution that can be spun into fibres and yarns for use in place of such as cashmere, wool, fur, leather and silk in the production of garments h

Zünd Systemtechnik AG has launched software that can compile production data from its cutting machines and display it in easy-to-understand form, enabling users to identify ways in which they could

An industry alliance has completed a fibre-fragmentation trial as it looks to develop a harmonised industry standard to tackle issues relating to the shedding of microfibres from textiles. 

A high-throughput scanning digital printer for knitted and woven fabrics has been launched by Electronics For Imaging (EFI) Inc of Bergamo, Italy. 

Software that facilitates the preparation of cut files for unprinted materials has been launched by Zünd Systemtechnik AG of Altstätten, Switzerland.

Rieter Holding Ltd has started work on the construction of a €74-million (CHF80 million) campus in Winterthur, Switzerland, where it currently has its headquarters. 

The three finalists for the RISE Innovation Award, the winner of which will be revealed at the eleventh edition of the Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE)

A developer of a range of technologies that can be used to assess the risks faced by industrial workers, LifeBooster, has received an equity investment from WL Gore. 

A range of belts for use in the impregnation of fibreglass mats has been launched by GKD - Gebr. Kufferath AG (GKD) of Düren, Germany.

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