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As it looks to limit the environmental impact of its operations, global fastenings manufacturer YKK is to use a perfluorinated compound (PFC)-free finish to make its zip-fasteners water-repellent,

As the European Union's Single-use plastics directive (SUPD) comes into force, EDANA of Brussels, Belgium, and its member companies have committed to revise the labelling on the packaging

The developer of a continuous thread-colouring unit for embroidery machines, Coloreel of Jönköping, Sweden, has secured SEK70 million (approximately €6.9 million) in funding. 

Cleaning granulates from Dreychem are being used by IFG Asota(1) to clean its extrusion equipment to

An electrospun dressing that fluoresces when the wound to which it is applied is not healing properly is being developed by researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Hollow-fibre nanofiltration membranes from NX Filtration are to be used in the treatment of wastewater generated by Indian denim manufacturer Kewal Kiran Clothing Ltd (KKCL).

Freudenberg Performance Materials has launched a version of its hydroentangled microfilament fabric (Evolon) that is produced substantially from recycled materials. 

Belgian private equity fund Pentahold has sold Devan Chemicals to Pulcra Chemicals of Geretsried, Germany. 

After buying a 75% stake in Abigo Medical in February 2020, Essity has completed its purchase of the balance of the company.   

A biodegradable and compostable natural-fibre nonwoven has been launched for use in personal care and baby products (such as cosmetic and baby wipes) by Suominen of Helsinki, Finland.  

Wearable biosensors that can be customised to detect the presence of pathogens – such as the SARS Cov-2 virus responsible for the human coronavirus (covid 19) pandemic – and toxins, and al

The developers of an aluminium-coated multifilament basalt yarn that, when used to produce fabrics, could shield parts in cars, mobile telephones and buildings from electromagnetic interference (EM

Avgol is to make a three-tier investment at its facility in Uzlovaya, Russia, that it says will enhance its ability to supply existing markets for its nonwovens and will help it expand into new are

HeiQ has acquired a developer and distributor of bio-based antimicrobial additives and treatments used by manufacturers of plastics, coatings, textiles, ceramics and paper. 

Manufacturer of fibres and inorganic materials, Unifrax, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire producer of materials for thermal and acoustic management, and filtration and separation applic

Nonwoven pads that, when fitted inside battery packs, can absorb fluids that would otherwise shorten the lifespan and hinder the performance of lithium-ion batteries have been launched by Freudenbe

A series of webinars that will provide attendees with a comprehensive introduction to smart textiles is being organised by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) of Rese

A three-dimensionally (3D) knitted antimicrobial face mask that can filter particles of 3 µm and above in size from the air has been launched by SP Science Ltd of Bury, UK. 

Following its recent acquisitions of Prochimir and Fixatti, Bostik is launching a range of pellet-, powder-, web- and film-based hot-melt adhesives. Such products are used in the automotive, buildi

A range of nonwoven backing and facing materials for use in the construction of ceilings has been launched by Ahlstrom-Munksjö of Helsinki, Finland.