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Cabot Corp of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, has acquired Chinese manufacturer of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), Shenzhen Sanshun Nano New Materials (SUSN), for approximately US$115 million.

Reifenhäuser Reicofil is to supply a meltblown line for the production of high-efficiency filter material for FFP2/N95 and FFP3/N99 disposable particulate respirators to Berry Group.

A website that collects and reviews the scientific literature regarding the decontamination of N95 face masks in order to create a set of best practices for the re-use of this protective equipment

Two research and training pilot production lines at North Carolina State University (NCSU)’s Nonwovens Institute (NWI) in Raleigh, USA, are being used to produce materials for face masks that will

Owing to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2020 edition of the Smart Fabrics Summit will no longer be held in Washington, District of Columbia, USA,  on 16–17 April, but will

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

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