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A wearable device and a set of algorithms designed to detect the early signs and symptoms of human coronavirus (COVID-19), and to monitor patients as the illness progresses, has been developed by r

Renovagen of Milton Keynes, UK, envisages a big future for its Rapid Roll portable solar power system, which includes a photovoltaic (PV) array that can be unrolled like a carpet in just minutes.

Kamedi, a start-up company based in Karlsruhe, Germany, has developed a simple method for treating insect bites using a small device that plugs into the charging port of a smartphone.

A two-step approach for the manufacturing of thermoplastic composite structures via the rapid deposition of pre-impregnated thermoplastic tape using automated fibre placement (AFP) techniques, foll

Start-up company HMCare has raised CHF1 million from investors to scale-up a new process for the production of transparent surgical masks using biomass-based nanofibres.

In response to growing demand from European manufacturers of electronic and medical devices, Teijin Carbon Europe GmbH has increased production capacity by 40% for its polyamide (PA)-sized chopped

Graphene additives from First Graphene Ltd will be incorporated into glass fibre-reinforced plastic (GFRP) laminates manufactured by Australia’s largest swimming-pool producer, Aquatic Leisure Tech

Construction work on a facility that will manufacture carbon fibre-reinforced prepregs for the primary structure of Boeing’s 777X wide-body commercial aeroplane has been completed in Al Ain, United

SABIC has announced it is delivering large volumes of polypropylene (PP) polymers for manufacturing nonwovens used in medical disposables, such as surgical gowns, face masks and hygiene products, i

Suominen Corp has developed a fabric that the company claims passes the European standard for the filtration efficiency and pressure drop specified for the manufacture of certain surgical masks.

The mechanisms that enable the scales of the carp (Cyprinus carpio) to be highly resistant to penetration while remaining flexible have been characterised by researchers working  at the La

A German hospital group says it has developed a treatment that allows the re-use of high-quality face masks worn to protect medical workers at risk of exposure to the virus (SARS-CoV-2) responsible

A graphene-enhanced, three-layer face mask for use by the general public has been launched by graphene manufacturer Directa Plus of Lomazzo, Italy. 

Hollingsworth & Vose, a manufacturer of nonwovens and engineered papers used in filtration, energy and industrial applications, has developed a nonwoven fabric for the production of non-surgica

An elastic material made from a mixture of gelatin and other bio-based ingredients is sufficiently stable to be combined with electronic components, opening-up new possibilities in the development

Medical device manufacturer, Medi USA has launched an addition to its range of flat-knitted compression products for the management of oedema.

The minimum requirements for the design, production and performance assessment of community face masks (barrier masks) intended for consumers in Europe has been published.

Owing to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the organisers of CAMX 2020, the composites industry’s largest event in North America, have announced that the trade show will have to b

Ultrasonic bonding machinery can be used to assemble face masks in approximately one minute – without thread and glue – according to a supplier of such systems, Sonobond Ultrasonics of West Chester