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The Albaad Group of Massuot Yitzhak, Israel, is investing around €50 million in a line for the production of biodegradable nonwovens from natural fibres—for use in flushable wipes for a variety of

The European Smart Textiles Accelerator, SmartX Europe(1), is to provide a little over €1 million to fund the develop ten new smart-

In what it claims to be a world-first, Teijin Frontier of Osaka, Japan, has developed polymer-control and spinning technologies that enable the mass-production of nanofibres from recycled polyester

Textile-based sensors that can be used to monitor strain and pressure simultaneously and can be sewn into the fabric of clothing for athletes are being developed by researchers at Qingdao Universit

A waterproof fabric for the production of awnings has been rendered flame-retardant through the application of a transparent, halogen-free polyurethane (PU) coating.

A jacquard weaving technology that enables the production of continuous fabrics with multiple zones of different appearance and functionality has been unveiled by Texon of Saltburn-by-the-Sea, UK.

Partners in Germany have transformed a luxury coach into a mobile testing and vaccination centre, which is completed with an air-purification system from Mann+Hummel that can filter viruses from th

A law requiring hospitals to create and maintain a three-month stockpile of N95 face masks, gowns and other items of personal protective equipment (PPE) has been implemented in California, USA.

The use of an aramid-fibre nonwoven surfacing veil can significantly improve the abrasion-resistance of composites, according to a recent study undertaken by the manufacturer of the nonwoven, Techn

The Biden Administration has awarded a pair of contracts to manufacture a total of over 17 million re-usable face masks, for use in community health centres, food pantries and soup kitchens across

Natural leather treated with an antimicrobial finish has been launched for use in the aviation, bus, coach and rail sectors by Muirhead of Glasgow, UK.

Devan Chemicals is working with Jeanologia to reduce the amount of water consumed during the application of its BI-OME antimicrobial finishes(

The first commercial-scale production run of electronic components for Myant's Skiin range of smart textiles is to be carried-out by electronics manufacturer URtech Manufacturing Inc.

Essity of Stockholm, Sweden, has acquired the distribution rights to the woundcare technology Sorbact in Australia and New Zealand from the Australian company Bayport Brands of Mornington, Victoria

A silver-based antimicrobial treatment for textiles that is durable for fifty washes has been launched by Noble Biomaterials of Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.

Weav3D is to work with Global Alliance Automotive (GAA) AG to promote the use of its economical, high-volume process (also called Weav3D) for the production of composite parts in the automotive ind

An antimicrobial spunbond–meltblown–spunbond (SMS) filtration media suitable for the production of face masks has been launched by HeiQ's newly established Advanced Filtration Media business unit.

The production of nonwovens in Greater Europe in 2020 grew by 7.2% in comparison with 2019, reaching a little over 3 Mt (or 85.9 billion square metres), according to figures collected and compiled

Self-sanitising textile signage for use in such as shops and showrooms has been launched by Marler Haley of Wellingborough, UK.

A plasma-based method for the decontamination of single-use face masks – which could enable them to be re-used –  is being developed by researchers at the University of Southampton in the UK.