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Voith and Trützschler Nonwovens are to supply a carded/pulp (CP) line(1) to Ecowipes for the cost-effective production of wipes with a high pulp content. 

A fabric that works like a microphone, converting sound first into mechanical vibrations, then into electrical signals, is being developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technolog

A drape that features an antimicrobial adhesive for protecting the site of a surgical incision has been launched by Cardinal Health of Dublin, Ohio, USA. 

More than 93% of the exhibition space at ITMA 2023 has been sold, reports the owner of the show, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATEX).   

Asahi Kasei has formed a strategic partnership with Genomatica, through which the pair will trial the manufacture of polyamide (PA) 66 using a bio-based intermediate. 

Developer of a method for the manufacture of bacterial cellulose, Polybion of Madrid, Spain, and Irapuato, Mexico, is scaling-up production and has secured US$4.4 million (€4 million) in financing.

Suominen says that it can no longer absorb the full extent of the recent, unprecedented increases in the costs of energy and has implemented a surcharge on all its products in Europe. 

A process that enables nonwovens to be tailored for the selective filtration of atoms, molecules and particles – from both gases and liquids – has been launched by the Nonwovens Innovation and Rese

Saertex has opened a facility in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico(1), for the production of multiaxial glass-fibre non-crimp fabrics for use in com

Long fibre-reinforced composites are being produced using polyamide (PA) 6 reclaimed from end-of-life fishing nets by Avient of Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Researchers in the USA are developing a nanofibre mat that they say provides better protection from high-speed projectile impacts than steel plates and conventional aramid fabrics. 

A standard for determining the cut-resistance of undergarments for skiers has been developed at the German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF).

A system for the hydrocharging of meltblown nonwovens that can be integrated easily into existing production lines has been unveiled by Oerlikon Nonwoven of Neumünster, Germany. 

The production of white polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fibres using coloured textile waste as a feedstock has been demonstrated successfully by Carbios of Clermont-Ferrand, France. 

A cost-effective and convenient way to apply a silver-based, clear antimicrobial coating to new and existing textiles is being developed by researchers at the University of Tokyo in Japan. 

A dry process for imparting antimicrobial properties to nonwovens has been developed by Paravir of Cambridge, UK.   

An inexpensive, non-toxic antimicrobial coating that can be applied easily to almost any fabric is being developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada.  

Technologies that could enable training shoes to be produced in a more environmentally sustainable way than is currently possible have been demonstrated by partners in Germany and China. 

As gas and electricity costs soar, Alchemie Technology estimates that the use of its energy-efficient, high-throughput digital finishing technology (called Novara) could help European textile manuf

Groz-Beckert's Felting and Carding divisions are to highlight their latest developments at IDEA 2022, which is to take place in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, on 28–31 March.