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North Carolina State University (NCSU)’s Nonwovens Institute (NWI) has been awarded a grant of approximately US$400 000 to continue the development of a novel spunbond for use in the production of

A surgical blanket that can actively warm a patient without moving the air around them – reducing the risk of infection from airborne pathogens – has been developed by Encompass Group of McDonough,

A range of fabrics treated with antimicrobial and water-repellent finishes has been launched by Argar Srl of Milan, Italy.

The Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) at RWTH Aachen University in Germany has directed the development of what it claims to be the first national standard for spacer fabrics. 

In the wake of the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic, Amcor Rigid Packaging (ARP) has started manufacturing disposable general-purpose face masks for sale to its customers. 

Turkish finisher of knitted fabrics, Sezginler Tekstil of Çorlu, says that it has improved the efficiency and consistency of its processes for applying softening finishes, while reducing its use of

Plans to establish five hubs in Europe that can be used to convert waste textiles into high-value products have been revealed by the European Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX) of Brussels

Carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) windscreen frames are to be produced for a high-volume vehicle from BMW by Koller Kunststofftechnik GmbH. 

A trio of face masks manufactured and sold by AirPop have been recognised for their performance and quality by the British Standards Institution (BSI). 

Radiation Shield Technologies (RST) of Coral Gables, Florida, USA, claims to have developed a body suit that provides effective protection against viruses. 

A sensitive and robust strain sensor that can be embedded in textiles and soft robotic systems has been developed by researchers at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

A textile-based wearable device that simultaneously and synchronously monitors and assesses the heart, lungs and upper vascular system of its wearer has received Class II 510(k) clearance from the

A smart shirt designed to assist in the rehabilitation of patients who have suffered from strokes has been developed by designer Jessica Smarsch.

A system for the recycling of face masks, gloves and other items of personal protective equipment (PPE) has been developed by ReWorked of South Milford, UK.

A glass-fibre liner designed specifically for use in small-diameter spiral ducts – with outer diameters of 15–20 cm (6 to 8 inches) – has been launched by Johns Manville (JM) of Denver, Colorado, U

A waterproof jacket treated with an antiviral and antimicrobial finish proven effective against the strain of coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) responsible for the covid-19 pandemic has been unveil

Videos that reveal why masks with exhalation valves do not slow the spread of human coronavirus (covid-19) have been created by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NI

Fabrics featuring fibres of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE, Dyneema Composite Fabrics) are being used by Moncler of Milan, Italy, for the production of skiwear.  

A range of safety products for firefighters, police officers, emergency personnel and other professionals who frequently work in hazardous conditions has been unveiled by Teijin of Tokyo, Japan.

A comfortable and re-usable one-piece medical face mask that can be produced using high-precision air-jet weaving technology is being developed by a consortium in Europe.