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A superabsorbent fibre (SAF) for the manufacture of superabsorbent nonwovens that are resistant to shrinkage has been launched by Technical Absorbents Ltd (TAL).

Fibre Extrusion Technology of Leeds, UK, reports that it has taken 50 orders – worth more than US$20 million in total – for the FET-100 Series since its launch in 2015.

Smart thermally actuating textiles (STATs), which feature tightly sealed pouches that inflate or deflate in response to the application of an electrical current, are being developed for use in soft

Toray is to supply high-performance carbon fibres to developer of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, Lilium, for the manufacture of composite parts and structures.

The organiser of Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas, Messe Frankfurt Inc of Atlanta, Georgia, USA, has been forced to cancel the 2020 editions of the events.

A formaldehyde-free binder for the cost-effective and sustainable manufacture of the composite boards used in furniture, flooring and other consumer products has been developed by researchers at Pu

A range of thermoplastics reinforced with fibres made from waste glass is being developed by Lanxess of Cologne, Germany.

The Stockholm-based Textiles Machinery Association of Sweden (TMAS) reports that its members are adopting a wide range of strategies in order to continue to work during the human coronavirus (COVID

Technology that enables liquid to be transported quickly from the surface of a diaper has been introduced by Ontex.

Evansville, Indiana, USA-based nonwovens producer Berry Global is to install a new meltblown line at one of its facilities in the UK, as part of a collaboration with Medicom to supply the UK govern

Colback nonwovens are being used in efforts to solve the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in healthcare institutions in The Netherlands.

Kimberly-Clark of Irving, Texas, USA, has introduced enhancements to its Silhouette and Real Fit products, part of its Depend adult incontinence range.

A multivitamin blend has been added to Devan Chemicals' range of microencapsulated active ingredients for application to fabrics (R-Vital).

The first plant in Australia for the manufacture of spunbond and meltblown nonwovens is to be established by OZ Health Plus of Brisbane, Queensland.

Andritz is to supply a hydroentanglement line with an annual production capacity of 18 kt to Eruslu Nonwoven Group, enabling the Turkish company to produce new technical products.

A film made from carbon nanotubes (CNTs), which demonstrates the neccessary combination of thermal, electrical and physical properties for the production of fabrics that could heat or cool their we

A wearable personal heating-and-cooling device, called the Reon Pocket, has been launched by Sony of Tokyo, Japan.

A contract to develop an optical filter for X-ray applications based on carbon nanobuds (CNBs) has been awarded to Canatu by the European Space Agency (ESA).

Wearable devices that enable those who have been in close proximity to someone infected with human coronavirus (COVID-19) to be traced and notified without the need for a smartphone have been launc

An antiviral and antibacterial treatment for textiles proven effective against the strain of

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