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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.

Flammability in Textiles and Polymers is the latest addition to in the Digital Labs series of educational online events being organised by the American Association of Textile Chemists and

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.

A flexible, washable wearable device that – when screen-printed onto clothing such as a shirt – can harvest and store energy from the human body is being developed by a team of researchers from the

A cross-industry coalition has been established to share knowledge regarding, and develop methods for, the recycling and re-purposing of products made using Royal DSM's ultra-high molecular weight

A nanocoating that enables air filters to capture airborne or aerosolised droplets of liquid containing SARS-Cov-2, without inhibiting the flow of air through them, is now being used by su

A washable, comfortable and antiviral polyester (PES) textile from Toray Industries of Tokyo, Japan, has been proven effective against the SARS-Cov-2 virus responsible for the human corona

Berry Global has invested in a hydroentanglement line for the production of substrates for disinfecting wipes from such as biodegradable or recycled materials.

Researchers in the USA have received US$250 000 in funding to develop further a process for improving the mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRPs) t

A series of webinars covering the development of smart textiles has been organised by the European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing (Textile ETP) of Brussels, Belgium, in

Four needlepunch lines capable of producing a total of 30 million metres of microfibre-based nonwovens a year have been ordered by Chongqing Double Elephant Microfiber Material Co Ltd in Chongqing

One of the UK's largest retailers, Worksop-based Wilko, has launched a scheme for the collection and recycling of single-use face masks.