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Methods and technologies for the decontamination of personal protective equipment (PPE) for those working in the aerospace industry and for those caring for patients with human coronavirus (COVID-1

The effectiveness of a variety of natural and synthetic fabrics for the filtration of particles of a similar size to the virus (SARS-CoV-2) responsible for the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

A sensor-based distance-control floor mat that helps to ensure that social distancing is maintained in retail outlets has been developed by printed-electronics specialist InnovationLab of Heidelber

Technology adapted from the sailing industry is being used to develop a lightweight blade that would enable offshore wind turbines fitted with it to produce more energy than those with conventional

Cotton-based dressings that are highly effective for the treatment of diabetic wounds and burns injuries have been developed by engineers from the UK’s University of Sheffield.

Nonwovens producer Takween Advanced Industries of Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, is planning to start talks with Shandong Jofo Nonwoven of Dongying, China, regarding the sale of its subsidiary, Saudi Ara

Lightweight aerogels that can effectively block a wide range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation have been produced from cellulose nanofibres and silver nanowires by researchers in Switzerl

A wearable device and a set of algorithms designed to detect the early signs and symptoms of human coronavirus (COVID-19), and to monitor patients as the illness progresses, has been developed by r

Renovagen of Milton Keynes, UK, envisages a big future for its Rapid Roll portable solar power system, which includes a photovoltaic (PV) array that can be unrolled like a carpet in just minutes.

Kamedi, a start-up company based in Karlsruhe, Germany, has developed a simple method for treating insect bites using a small device that plugs into the charging port of a smartphone.

A two-step approach for the manufacturing of thermoplastic composite structures via the rapid deposition of pre-impregnated thermoplastic tape using automated fibre placement (AFP) techniques, foll

Start-up company HMCare has raised CHF1 million from investors to scale-up a new process for the production of transparent surgical masks using biomass-based nanofibres.

In response to growing demand from European manufacturers of electronic and medical devices, Teijin Carbon Europe GmbH has increased production capacity by 40% for its polyamide (PA)-sized chopped

Graphene additives from First Graphene Ltd will be incorporated into glass fibre-reinforced plastic (GFRP) laminates manufactured by Australia’s largest swimming-pool producer, Aquatic Leisure Tech

Construction work on a facility that will manufacture carbon fibre-reinforced prepregs for the primary structure of Boeing’s 777X wide-body commercial aeroplane has been completed in Al Ain, United

SABIC has announced it is delivering large volumes of polypropylene (PP) polymers for manufacturing nonwovens used in medical disposables, such as surgical gowns, face masks and hygiene products, i

Suominen Corp has developed a fabric that the company claims passes the European standard for the filtration efficiency and pressure drop specified for the manufacture of certain surgical masks.

The mechanisms that enable the scales of the carp (Cyprinus carpio) to be highly resistant to penetration while remaining flexible have been characterised by researchers working  at the La

A German hospital group says it has developed a treatment that allows the re-use of high-quality face masks worn to protect medical workers at risk of exposure to the virus (SARS-CoV-2) responsible

A graphene-enhanced, three-layer face mask for use by the general public has been launched by graphene manufacturer Directa Plus of Lomazzo, Italy.