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An increase in the consumption of disinfecting wipes driven by the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic, consumer and legislative demands to eliminate single-use plastics and growth in the use of

As populations look to protect themselves during the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic, they are generating up to 7200 t of medical waste every day, much of which is accounted for by disposable

Myant Inc has secured Class II medical device clearance from Health Canada clearance for its underwear (Skiin Underwear) that can monitor continuously the health of its wearer. 

Production of textile machinery in Italy in 2020 fell by 22% compared with the previous year, while exports fell by a similar amount (-21%), according to the Association of Italian Textile Machiner

A soft, hydrophobic and biodegradable lyocell fibre has been launched for use in absorbent hygiene products by Lenzing. 

A guide bar arrangement for a double-needle-bar raschel machine that enables, among other effects, the spaces between the cover surfaces of a spacer fabric to be filled with a bulked yarn – yieldin

Insecticide-free clothing that prevents mosquitos from biting their wearer has been developed by researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh, USA. 

A process that enables the production of high-quality lignin and can be integrated easily into existing biofuel refineries has been developed by researchers at Texas A&M University in College S

Novel textiles are to be developed through a partnership formed by a manufacturer of stretchable and/or thermoregulating fibres and fabrics, The Lycra Co of Wilmington, Delaware, USA, and a develop

Polartec has eliminated per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) from the durable water-repellent (DWR) treatments it applies to its fabrics. 

A conformable, sensor-embedded sticky patch that can be used to monitor the health of its wearer without malfunctioning or peeling-off, even when they are perspiring, is being developed by research

A lyocell fibre is being manufactured using pulp sourced from wood and by-products of the processing of citrus fruit by Lenzing Group and Orange Fiber. 

A subsidiary of Teijin of Tokyo, Japan, has started to produce carbon-fibre materials – including prepregs – commercially at a facility in Ha Nam, Vietnam. 

A knitted musical keyboard that can be easily folded or rolled-up and packed in a bag, much like an item of clothing, is being developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA, has published the mid-year supplement to its Manual of International Test Meth

The developer of technology that enables the recycling of cotton-rich textile waste and other pulp-based materials into cellulosic fibres, Infinited Fiber Co (IFC) of Espoo, Finland, has secured €3

Bio-based feedstocks are being used by Nippon Shokubai Europe (NSE) NV of Antwerp, Belgium, to produce a superabsorbent polymer (SAP).

Avient Corp has acquired UK-based manufacturer of sustainable, water-based inks for the screen-printing of textiles, Magna Colours Ltd, for US$48 million. 

A camouflage sheet renders soldiers virtually invisible to the naked eye and thermal imaging equipment, claims its developer, Polaris Solutions of Givat Haim, Israel.  

An antimicrobial additive that has been proven effective against the 229E strain of human coronavirus (a surrogate for SARS-Cov-2, which is responsible for the human coronavirus (covid-19)