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Technical Absorbents, a manufacturer of Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF), has developed a range of SAF-containing fabrics that can be washed.

Andritz is to supply Karweb Nonwovens with a complete neXline hydroentanglement (spunlace) line for the production of viscose, polyester (PES) and biodegradable wipes at its plant in Gaziantep, Tur

Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas will now take place on 1–3 October 2020, reports the organiser of the shows, Messe Frankfurt Inc of Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

A supercapacitor based on forests of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on an elastomer substrate remains fully functional even when stretched to eight times its original size.

US nanofibre manufacturer NXTNano of Claremore, Oklahoma, reports that it currently has 100 000 m2 of nanofibre-core nonwovens that it is treating to the specifications required for the

Swedish start-up Smoltek, of Gothenburg, has signed an agreement with one of the world’s largest manufacturers of capacitors that will see its patented carbon nanofibre-metal-insulator-metal (CNF-M

In response to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Institut fur Textiltechnik (ITA) at RWTH Aachen University in Germany is setting-up a registry to connect producers of face masks with

A total of 250 million medical face masks and 30–40 million personal protective equipment (PPE) masks will be needed in the European Union (EU) each month for the battle against human coronavirus (

The first call for applications by the European Smart Textiles Accelerator, SmartX Europe, has been met with a high level of interest and enthusiasm from the textile and technolog

In response to urgent global demand for face masks driven by the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Reifenhäuser Reicofil has started to produce meltblown nonwovens on its research and developm

A nanocomposite that kills 99.99% of bacteria that try to attach to its surface is being developed by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Prominent manufacturers, suppliers and users of composites in the UK are working together to develop ventilators for the treatment of patients infected with human coronavirus (COVID-19) in the coun

UK-based companies Oxford Advanced Surfaces (OAS) and 2-DTech Ltd are to work together to develop a range of nanomaterial-modified surface treatments for plastics and composites.

The ability of composite-metal foams (CMFs) to pass simulated-pool-fire tests has been proven by researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU)—meaning that the material could, for instance,

US textile and nonwoven associations are urging federal, state and local governments to categorise textiles and nonwovens manufacturing facilities as “essential” when drafting shelter-in-place orde

A carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) from Teijin has been selected for use in Panasonic Corp’s newly launched digital video cameras, the HC-X2000 and HC-X1500.

Viscose fibre is being produced from textile waste on a commercial scale by Sateri of Shanghai, China.  

A carbon nanotube (CNT)-based material developed in the USA is pliable enough to be woven into fabrics to create sensors that could serve as an early warning system for injury or illness.

Anglo Recycling Technology is set to deliver one million nonwoven mats for use in the hydroponic growth of herbs and salads to a major customer in the Middle East in 2020.

An antiviral and antimicrobial treatment for textiles that is proven effective against the 229E strain of human coronavirus has been launched by HeiQ of Zurich, Switzerland.

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