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An Asian manufacturer of manmade fibres and polymers has invested in a meltblown system for the manufacture of nonwovens for filtration applications – primarily medical products such as face masks

A range of products enabled by printed electronics is being developed by Henkel of Düsseldorf, Germany, and its partners using the company’s functional inks.

JEC World 2020, which was due to be held in Paris, France, on 3–5 March before being postponed until the 12–14 May owing to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, has been cancelled. 

The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) of Brussels, Belgium, has added data for glass fibres to its Eco Impact Calculator, an online tool which enables composites companies to calcula

Novel methods for the manufacture of composite engine-inlet ducts for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are being developed by researchers in Ohio, USA.

In response to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Berry Global Group Inc has brought forward its plans to install a line for the production of meltblown nonwovens for use in high-efficiency

Technical Absorbents, a manufacturer of Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF), has developed a range of SAF-containing fabrics that can be washed.

Andritz is to supply Karweb Nonwovens with a complete neXline hydroentanglement (spunlace) line for the production of viscose, polyester (PES) and biodegradable wipes at its plant in Gaziantep, Tur

Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas will now take place on 1–3 October 2020, reports the organiser of the shows, Messe Frankfurt Inc of Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

A supercapacitor based on forests of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on an elastomer substrate remains fully functional even when stretched to eight times its original size.

US nanofibre manufacturer NXTNano of Claremore, Oklahoma, reports that it currently has 100 000 m2 of nanofibre-core nonwovens that it is treating to the specifications required for the

Swedish start-up Smoltek, of Gothenburg, has signed an agreement with one of the world’s largest manufacturers of capacitors that will see its patented carbon nanofibre-metal-insulator-metal (CNF-M

In response to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Institut fur Textiltechnik (ITA) at RWTH Aachen University in Germany is setting-up a registry to connect producers of face masks with

A total of 250 million medical face masks and 30–40 million personal protective equipment (PPE) masks will be needed in the European Union (EU) each month for the battle against human coronavirus (

The first call for applications by the European Smart Textiles Accelerator, SmartX Europe, has been met with a high level of interest and enthusiasm from the textile and technolog

In response to urgent global demand for face masks driven by the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Reifenhäuser Reicofil has started to produce meltblown nonwovens on its research and developm

A nanocomposite that kills 99.99% of bacteria that try to attach to its surface is being developed by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Prominent manufacturers, suppliers and users of composites in the UK are working together to develop ventilators for the treatment of patients infected with human coronavirus (COVID-19) in the coun

UK-based companies Oxford Advanced Surfaces (OAS) and 2-DTech Ltd are to work together to develop a range of nanomaterial-modified surface treatments for plastics and composites.

The ability of composite-metal foams (CMFs) to pass simulated-pool-fire tests has been proven by researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU)—meaning that the material could, for instance,

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