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Nonwovens manufacturer Sandler of Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany, says that it had a successful year in 2020—despite the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic.

Teijin Frontier Co Ltd of Osaka, Japan, has established a company in Gurugram, India, in order to grow its business in the country. Called Teijin Frontier India, the company will begin to operate o

A textile suitable for the production of composting tarpaulins has been launched by Alpex Protection, a manufacturer of waterproof, breathable and flexible materials based in Saint-Chamond, France.

A comfortable knitted sleeve that can be worn on the knee and can be used to track its motion is being developed by Footfalls & Heartbeats.

Lines for the manufacture of meltblown fabrics and their conversion into face masks have been started-up by packaging and paper manufacturer Mondi at its site in Gronau, Germany.

A Polish producer of nonwovens plans to use a needlepunch line from Andritz Group to manufacture technical felts for furniture and geotextiles from fibres obtained from garment waste.

A flexible, breathable and durable large-area textile display has been developed by researchers at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

Threads made from electrically conductive cellulose could enable the environmentally sustainable production of smart textiles, according to the developers in Sweden. 

Decommissioned composite wind-turbine blades are to be used to reinforce concrete by HS2 Ltd, the Birmingham-based developer of a high-speed railway linking major UK cities.

A polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) hollow-fibre membrane that is permeable to water while acting as a barrier to microbes is being developed by Toray Industries of Tokyo, Japan.

Fibertex Nonwovens of Aalborg, Denmark, is investing €40.4 million (DKK300 million) to increase its production capacity for nonwovens in North America.

As it looks to diversify its operations, Picanol Group has spent €45.4 million to acquire a minority stake in supplier of systems for spinning short-staple fibres, Rieter Holding AG.

A range of encapsulated, bio-based fragrances that – when applied to fabrics – are released gradually in response to abrasion has been launched by Devan Chemicals of Ronse, Belgium.

A range of industrial sewing threads made entirely from recycled polyester (PES) has been launched by the Champion Thread Co (CTC) of Gastonia, North Carolina, USA.

A flushable, biodegradable pregnancy test has been launched by Lia Diagnostics Inc of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA.

A line featuring Autefa Solutions' latest technologies for the forming and hydroentanglement of fibrous webs, and the drying, cutting and forming of the resultant nonwovens, is available for trials

A method for depositing electrodes on microfibres that could enable the production of thin, flexible smart textiles is being developed by researchers at the Korea Institute of Science and Technolog

Finnish producer of nonwovens, Ahlstrom-Munksjö, has worked with Italian filter manufacturer Virgis Filters Spa to develop high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters for systems produced by Web

A method for coating cotton yarns with enzymes that could enable the production of novel filter media has been demonstrated by researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh, USA.

An efficient system for testing the water-repellency of textiles has been launched by James Heal of Halifax, UK.