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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.

Larger quantities of microfibres are shed by items of clothing while they are being worn than when they are washed, according to research undertaken in Italy and the UK.

Lenzing says that its increased focus on speciality fibres has enabled it to weather a drastic drop in prices for standard viscose during 2019.

Ossia of Bellevue, Washington, USA, a developer of wireless power technology for such as automotive electronics, has entered into a partnership with Saint-Gobain of Courbevoie, France.

Royal DSM, SABIC and UPM Biofuels have formed a partnership with the aim of reducing the environmental impact of DSM's ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre (Dyneema). 

Ways in which the performance of the cage nets employed in fish farming can be improved are being explored by Monforts at its Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) in Mönchengladbach, Germany.

Additive manufacturing (AM) techniques and nanotechnology have been exploited in the development of a durable, flexible sensor for wearable devices by researchers at the University of Waterloo in O

4M Carbon Fiber Corp of Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, says that its atmospheric plasma oxidation technology has been shown to be capable of producing strong carbon fibre three-times faster than is pos

Scotland is set to become the world’s first country to make feminine hygiene products freely available to women of all ages.

An intumescent nonwoven veil from Technical Fibre Products is being used by Valmont Industries in the manufacture of its composite transmission and distribution poles.

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