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The UK-based developers of a recyclable and lightweight carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) spaceframe for passenger rail carriages have been presented with a 2020 JEC Innovation Awar

To help meet global demand for face masks, Berry Global is to install a new line for the production of meltblown nonwovens at its facility in Berlin, Germany.  

With nonwovens in short supply following a surge in demand during the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Global Protective Gear of Orange County, California, USA, has developed an alternative f

A company in New Zealand has launched a wool-based acquisition–distribution layer (ADL) for single-use hygiene products and woundcare products.

Coats Digital has launched variants of its software tailored specifically for manufacturers that are modifying their production facilities and supply chains for the production of personal protectiv

The effects that the chemical functionalisation of few-layer graphene (FLG) flakes has on the mechanical properties of composites reinforced with these nanomaterials has been investigated using adv

Low & Bonar of London, UK, is to be integrated into the Performance Materials Business Group of the Freudenberg Group, now that it has been acquired by the Weinheim, Germany-based company.

Aspen Surgical Products of Caledonia, Michigan, USA, a supplier of disposable surgical products, has acquired Precept Medical Products of Arden, North Carolina, USA, a manufacturer of single-use no

A polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) compound containing particles of bismuth trioxide could be used in place of traditional materials such as lead to provide protection from radiation, according to the

Carbon nanotube (CNT)-based nonwoven mats that can capture and destroy an animal coronavirus, a close relative of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, are being developed by researchers in th

The transport of energy in an artificial photosynthetic system made from nanofibres is being investigated by researchers at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands.

Co-organisers, EDANA of Brussels, Belgium, and Palexpo of Geneva, Switzerland, have re-scheduled the Index20 exhibition to 7–10 September 2021.

A plant for the manufacture of single-use personal protective equipment (PPE) from nonwovens has been set-up in just three weeks by ACG Group of Borås, Sweden.

A wireless smart patch that allows the respiration, heart rate and – in future – the temperature of a patient to be monitored on a continuous basis has been developed by Henkel Adhesive Technologie

A thin, stretchable electronic material for the production of biomedical and wearable technologies has the added benefit of being breathable.

Orders for textile machinery taken by Italian companies dropped sharply in the first quarter of 2020 owing to the outbreak of the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the Association of Italia

Researchers at the US Department of Energy (DoE)’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) and Carbon Fiber Technology Facility (CFTF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are using their exp

BMW Group has awarded its compatriot SGL Carbon a multi-year contract for the production of a glass fibre-reinforced plastic (GFRP)-based cover plate for the battery enclosures the carmaker will us

Working with the European Space Agency (ESA), Bcomp of Fribourg, Switzerland, has developed what it claims to be the first panel for satellites reinforced with natural fibres.

Greensboro, North Carolina, USA-based Burlington Barrier Fabrics has increased production of its Maxima Medical Barrier fabrics in response to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.