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Fibre-based materials manufacturer Ahlstrom-Munksjö has increased capacity across its entire product range of protective medical fabrics to support the healthcare industry in efforts to combat the

A start-up company developing an additive manufacturing (AM) process for the production of composite parts has received US$48 million in funding from investors.

Ultrasonic bonding technology could be used to produce barrier seams for personal protective equipment (PPE) rapidly and efficiently, according to Sonobond Ultrasonics of West Chester, Pennsylvania

Machine builder Reifenhäuser Reicofil of Troisdorf, Germany, reports that it has found domestic customers for the meltblown nonwovens that, in response to the urgent global demand for face masks,

A strong, lightweight, all-plastic brake pedal for a mass-production battery-electric sports car has been developed by BOGE Elastmetall GmbH using reinforced thermoplastics from Lanxess.

A fully automatic, high-speed converting line for the production of disposable face masks has been developed by Andritz Diatec of Collecorvino, Italy.

Respilon of Brno, Czechia, reports that it has sold all of its RespiPro and R-mask nanofibre face masks, but has secured new capacity for their manufacture in Turkey.

In response to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Alchemie Technology has brought forward the launch of its precise, high-throughput digital finishing technology (called Novara) for technic

Industrial thread manufacturer Coats has become the latest company to join the Gerber PPE Task Force, which has been established to help companies adapt their manufacturing set-ups for the producti

An ozone-based technology typically used for the finishing of denim is being re-purposed for the sanitisation and disinfection of face masks.

Filter media made by Cummins using DuPont’s Hybrid Membrane Technology (HMT) could help to address the current shortage of N95 face and respirator masks in the USA.

In response to the increasing impact of the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the global manufacturing sector, US companies Woodward and Hexcel Corp have agreed to cancel their plans to merg

Cabot Corp of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, has acquired Chinese manufacturer of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), Shenzhen Sanshun Nano New Materials (SUSN), for approximately US$115 million.

Reifenhäuser Reicofil is to supply a meltblown line for the production of high-efficiency filter material for FFP2/N95 and FFP3/N99 disposable particulate respirators to Berry Group.

A website that collects and reviews the scientific literature regarding the decontamination of N95 face masks in order to create a set of best practices for the re-use of this protective equipment

Two research and training pilot production lines at North Carolina State University (NCSU)’s Nonwovens Institute (NWI) in Raleigh, USA, are being used to produce materials for face masks that will

Owing to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2020 edition of the Smart Fabrics Summit will no longer be held in Washington, District of Columbia, USA,  on 16–17 April, but will

An Asian manufacturer of manmade fibres and polymers has invested in a meltblown system for the manufacture of nonwovens for filtration applications – primarily medical products such as face masks

A range of products enabled by printed electronics is being developed by Henkel of Düsseldorf, Germany, and its partners using the company’s functional inks.

JEC World 2020, which was due to be held in Paris, France, on 3–5 March before being postponed until the 12–14 May owing to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, has been cancelled. 

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