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A coating for polypropylene (PP) fibres that can capture toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents, even in highly humid environments, has been developed in the USA.

A group of researchers at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, has developed a three-dimensional (3D) printer for depositing electrically conductive fibres onto textiles and garments.

Itema Group of Colzate, Italy, is to form a subsidiary dedicated to manufacturing looms for technical textiles.

A way to protect flexible polymer solar cells and organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) from moisture has been developed by researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KA

A shirt containing a contactless payment module that can be controlled via an online application is to be launched by DressCode Shirts of Cambridge, UK.

A wound dressing that changes colour when in contact with moisture such as body fluids has been developed by Availtek of Carmel, Indiana, USA.

An inexpensive smart textile-based device that can help athletes and patients undergoing physical therapy position their arms to improve performance, reduce injury and accelerate recovery has been

A patch for repairing an intra-abdominal defect such as a hernia is disclosed by Jason Adams of Farmington, New Mexico, USA.

Advanced Flexible Composites (AFC), a manufacturer of high-performance coated fabrics based in Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA, has developed a highly heat-resistant and dimensionally stable fabri

Start-up companies will be invited to promote their businesses as part of the Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (Dornbirn-GFC), which will be held in Austria on 11–13 Septem

A surgical mesh with dimensionally stabilized pores has been developed by Atex Technologies of Pinebluff, North Carolina, USA.

Dyed cotton threads that change colour when exposed to a variety of gases have been developed by engineers at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, USA.

A three-layered wound dressing has been developed by Foshan United Medical Technologies of Foshan, China.

An absorbent cicatrization dressing for the treatment of chronic wounds has been developed by Laboratoires Urgo of Chenôve, France.

Nonwovens for the manufacture of electromagnetic interference (EMI)-shielding housings for electric vehicles (EVs) are being developed by Freudenberg Performance Materials and its sister company Fr

A non-adhesive wound dressing system for patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), a debilitating skin condition, has been developed by HidraMed Solutions of Galway, Ireland.

Researchers at the Holst Centre and DuPont Teijin Films have created what they claim to be a high-performance and cost-effective barrier film designed specifically for flexible photovoltaic (PV) ce

Alexium International Group Ltd has signed a memorandum of understanding that could see its flame-retardant for cotton and cellulose-based textiles (Alexiflam NF) being marketed, sold and manufactu

Industrial thread manufacturer Coats of Uxbridge, UK, has completed the opening of three research and development (R&D) centres.  

Technology that enables the production of lyocell fibres for nonwovens from pulp derived from pre-consumer cotton scraps (from such as garment manufacture) and wood pulp has been developed by Lenzi