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Machinery builder the Vandewiele Group of Kortrijk, Belgium, has purchased the Savio Group of Pordenone, Italy. 

A dry, bio-based, electrospun beauty mask that, in short trials on human volunteers, has been shown to reduce the presence of forehead wrinkles and crows-feet wrinkles and to moisturise the skin ef

A non-profit initiative is being set-up with the aim of developing standards and a mature supply chain for the emerging smart-textiles industry.

A fibre that changes colour when exposed to elevated temperatures is being developed for the production of safety ropes by researchers in Switzerland.

Underwear and loungewear specialist Mey is launching a range of sleepwear enhanced by Schoeller Technologies' infrared (IR) radiation-reflecting finish.

Global manufacturer of healthcare, hospitality and consumer products, Standard Textile, is working with Cleveland Clinic to produce a comfortable and re-usable cotton face mask for general-purpose

A test method that can be used to detect trace amounts of chemicals in such as baby diapers, sanitary products and tampons has been developed by SGS France of Arcueil and EDANA of Brussels, Belgium

In order to commercialise its range of antimicrobial polyamide (PA) yarns, fibres and fabrics (Acteev Protect(1)),

A polyester fabric (brrr° Pro) that instantly and continuously draws heat and moisture away from the skin has been launched for the production of sportswear by Brrr.

An antimicrobial coating for textiles that can withstand a minimum of 30 laundry cycles has been launched by NordShield of Espoo, Finland. 

A pilot plant for the production of an antimicrobial, silver nanoparticle-based formulation (called NanoFense) for enhancing the performance of filter media is being constructed in Downs, Kansas, U

A fabric made from a combination of goose-down and fibres of polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) has been unveiled by its developers, Natural Insulation Products Inc (NIPI) and DuPont. 

A water-based dispersion for use in the production of halogen-free, flame-retardant (FR) coatings for such as synthetic leathers for automotive interiors, home furnishings, and tents and tarpaulins

A process that enables waste from the production of silk fabrics to be recycled into high-performance thermal insulation for outdoor wear has been developed by Freudenberg Performance Materials and

A prototype circular-knitted vascular graft that can serve as a replacement for a damaged or blocked coronary artery is being developed by researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in R

The Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide (PCIAW) and the Textiles Services Association (TSA) are to work together to promote the benefits of re-usable gowns for use in medical setti

Researchers at Empa in St. Gallen, Switzerland, are using life-cycle analysis (LCA) in an attempt to gauge the impact that the increasing use of face masks is having on the environment. 

Following the acquisition this year of Stoll by the Karl Mayer Group(1), the US operations of the two companies are being consolidated. 

A battery-powered, self-sterilising smart fabric that inactivates 99.99% of bacteria and viruses within minutes of them coming into contact with it has been unveiled by Osmotex AG of Thalwil, Switz

Consistent and reliable ways to test the effectiveness of the cloth face masks used by the public to limit the spread of the SARS-Cov-2 virus responsible for the covid-19 pandemic are bein