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A hybrid binder for the formulation of waterborne inks that imparts durability, colour-intensity and opacity to screen-printed designs on fabrics made from synthetic and natural fibres has been lau

A range of antimicrobial polyamide (PA) 6.6 fabrics (Acteev Protect) for the production of face masks, air filters, apparel and upholstery has been developed by Ascend Performance Materials of Hous

Paper test strips for measuring blood-glucose concentration are by far the biggest product within the printed-sensor market, with billions used each year by diabetics around the world, but this ubi

Toray Composite Materials America Inc (CMA) is to reduce the size of its workforce in the USA by approximately 25% as it suspends or limits activities at two if its facilities there.

A treatment for textiles developed by Livinguard AG of Zug, Switzerland, has been shown to deactivate the SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Researchers have demonstrated that carbon-nanotube field-effect transistors (CNFETs) can be made rapidly in commercial facilities using the same equipment employed by the electronics industry to ma

Biotechnology company Proneem of Marseilles, France, has developed a textile treatment that it claims is capable of neutralising SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, on textile surfaces.

Results that suggest coronaviruses are killed when exposed to an electroceutical fabric have been reported in ChemRxiv(1) by researchers from the Indiana University (IU) School

Filtration and membrane engineering specialist, Trinity Technology Group has developed a three-layer composite media for medical face masks.

Ontex Group is to begin operations at a new personal hygiene manufacturing plant in Rockingham County, North Carolina, USA, in mid-2021.

A plant that will operate a rapid-turnaround manufacturing-as-a-service (MaaS) model for the additive manufacturing (AM) of continuous carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) parts is being built by

Johns Manville has started production of nonwoven fabric at its plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA, for the manufacture of disposable medical gowns that can be used to control the spread of

Fibre-based materials supplier Ahlstrom-Munksjö has launched the Extia Protect range of fibre-based products for face masks, including filtration layers, coverstock, lace media and reinforcement la

Guidance for the manufacture of non-medical face coverings is being developed by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

EDANA, the global association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has announced that the Outlook 2020 nonwovens personal care, hygiene and wipes products conference will take pla

A variety of webinars are to be hosted by the Austrian Fibers Institute of Vienna now that it has been forced to cancel the 59th edition of the Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (

A carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) from Covestro is being used for the manufacture of the front and back shells of a suitcase launched by Chinese luggage brand Tuplus.

Biomaterial-based inks that can respond to and quantify chemicals released from the body (such as in sweat and other biofluids) or in the surrounding environment by changing colour, have been devel

A thin porous membrane that can filter potentially harmful ions, such as lead and mercury, from water has been created by researchers at Monash University and Australia’s Nuclear Science and Techno

An antiviral and antimicrobial treatment for textiles has been proven effective against the strain of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, according to its developer.

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