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In response to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Alchemie Technology has brought forward the launch of its precise, high-throughput digital finishing technology (called Novara) for technic

An ozone-based technology typically used for the finishing of denim is being re-purposed for the sanitising and disinfection of face masks.

In response to the increasing impact of the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the global manufacturing sector, US companies Woodward and Hexcel Corp have agreed to cancel their plans to merg

Cabot Corp of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, has acquired Chinese manufacturer of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), Shenzhen Sanshun Nano New Materials (SUSN), for approximately US$115 million.

A website that collects and reviews the scientific literature regarding the decontamination of N95 face masks in order to create a set of best practices for the re-use of this protective equipment

Two research and training pilot production lines at North Carolina State University (NCSU)’s Nonwovens Institute (NWI) in Raleigh, USA, are being used to produce materials for face masks that will

Owing to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2020 edition of the Smart Fabrics Summit will no longer be held in Washington, District of Columbia, USA,  on 16–17 April, but will

An Asian manufacturer of manmade fibres and polymers has invested in a meltblown system for the manufacture of nonwovens for filtration applications – primarily medical products such as face masks

JEC World 2020, which was due to be held in Paris, France, on 3–5 March before being postponed until the 12–14 May owing to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, has been cancelled. 

In response to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Berry Global Group Inc has brought forward its plans to install a line for the production of meltblown nonwovens for use in high-efficiency

Andritz is to supply Karweb Nonwovens with a complete neXline hydroentanglement (spunlace) line for the production of viscose, polyester (PES) and biodegradable wipes at its plant in Gaziantep, Tur

Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas will now take place on 1–3 October 2020, reports the organiser of the shows, Messe Frankfurt Inc of Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

A supercapacitor based on forests of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on an elastomer substrate remains fully functional even when stretched to eight times its original size.

US nanofibre manufacturer NXTNano of Claremore, Oklahoma, reports that it currently has 100 000 m2 of nanofibre-core nonwovens that it is treating to the specifications required for the

In response to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Institut fur Textiltechnik (ITA) at RWTH Aachen University in Germany is setting-up a registry to connect producers of face masks with

A total of 250 million medical face masks and 30–40 million personal protective equipment (PPE) masks will be needed in the European Union (EU) each month for the battle against human coronavirus (

The first call for applications by the European Smart Textiles Accelerator, SmartX Europe, has been met with a high level of interest and enthusiasm from the textile and technolog

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

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