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A range of biodegradable threads made from lyocell has been developed for use apparel by Coats of Uxbridge, UK.

A pilot line for the development of meltblown nonwovens has been installed at the Nonwoven Innovation & Research Institute (NIRI) in Leeds, UK, where it will be used for sampling, prototyping a

Freudenberg Performance Materials of Weinheim, Germany, is to showcase two fabrics for sportswear made using recycled polyester (PES) at Performance Days (to be held online on 17–21 May 20

Royal DSM of Heerlen, The Netherlands, has entered into partnerships with seven mills that will manufacture fabrics using its ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), Dyneema.

Nouryon is to provide speciality chemicals for use in a textile-recycling facility to be built by Renewcell in Sundsvall, Sweden, following the signing of an agreement between the two companies.

More than twelve new fabrics for the production of workwear have been unveiled in a virtual showroom that is being hosted online by Klopman of Frosinone, Italy.

A manufacturer of seating for mass-transportation applications, Franz Kiel GmbH, will use a long-lasting surface treatment capable of killing the virus (SARS-Cov-2) responsible for the hum

A nonwoven that has been made from the bark of the Mutuba tree (ficus natalensis) by the Baganda people of Southern Uganda since the thirteenth century could be used in the treatment of wo

A new batt-forming line has been started-up at Romatex Home Textiles (Pty) Ltd in Cape Town, South Africa, by the Andritz Group.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter, which features carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) rotor blades, has now (30 April 2021) completed four test

A cell that can be used for both automated fibre-placement (AFP) and automated tape-laying (ATL) processes has been installed at the UK's National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol.

Sintx Technologies reports that it has filed numerous applications for US and international patents to protect its silicon nitride-based technologies, including antimicrobial coatings

A surgical mask coated with a thin layer of copper that rapidly deactivates bacteria and viruses – including the SARS-Cov-2 virus responsible for the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic

A vapour-permeable, flexible, and highly elastic and electrically conductive mat could be useful in the production of health-monitoring devices, soft robotics and on-skin electronics, according to

A laboratory dedicated to the development of masterbatches for the production of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) is being constructed in Guangzhou, China, by polymer manufacturer Avient and

Ahlstrom-Munksjö plans to manufacture and sell separators based on technology from Soteria Battery Innovation Group (BIG) for lithium-ion batteries following the signing of a marketing licence agre

Jacob Holm reports that its plastic-free nonwoven for wipes (SoftFlush) disintegrates and disperses readily enough in water for it to be awarded

A bio-based alternative to the resorcinol formaldehyde latex (RFL) adhesives typically used to ensure that a good bond is formed between mechanical rubber products and the yarns reinforcing them ha

A flame-retardant (FR), carbon fibre-reinforced polycarbonate (PC) compound that is made using bio-based and recycled materials, and displays the same properties as the incumbent made entirely from

A soft-armour vest made primarily from Royal DSM's unidirectional (UD) ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE, Dyneema) is to be supplied to Sao Paulo police by MKU Ltd.   

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