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An initiative – Mask-Alliance Bavaria – established with the help of Sandler is to start producing FFP2 face masks, which filter at least 94% of airborne particles, following their certification by

DiloGroup is now able to supply complete hydroentanglement lines following the signing of an agreement with SICAM.

An industrial-scale system that enables the recycling of textiles made from blends of cotton and polyester (PES) fibres is to be established at a facility operated by PT Kahatex of Jakarta, Indones

Approximately 1.4 Mt of fabrics have been consumed by the global nonwoven wipes industry in 2020, according to a recent report from Smithers, which values the current market for such products at US

A washable, comfortable and antiviral textile has been developed for the manufacture of apparel, workwear and sportswear by Toray of Tokyo, Japan. 

A creel for the unwinding of carbon fibre at consistent tensions has been launched by fibre-handling and converting specialist Cygnet Texkimp of Northwich, UK.

A modular photogrammetry-based scanning system for studying the interactions between humans and their clothing has been installed at the Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material

Sciessent has revealed test results that show that its antimicrobial additive (Agion) completely inactivates SARS-Cov-2, the virus responsible for the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic

A polyester (PES) fabric that combines the softness, smoothness and comfort of synthetics with the natural feel and random unevenness of traditional Japanese paper has been developed for use in app

Andritz Group is to acquire LM Industries – comprising Laroche SA and Miltec SA – through a transaction that is expected to close at the start of 2021. 

Gleistein Ropes has announced that it will use DSM's partially bio-based ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE, Dyneema), in place of the conventional version, in all of its ropes. 

A cooperation agreement through which Andritz Group will assist Infinited Fiber Co (IFC) in the development of its technology for the recycling of cellulose-rich waste has been signed by the two co

Innovatec is using a newly commissioned meltblowing line from Oerlikon Nonwoven to produce polypropylene (PP) filter media for use in face masks. 

An adhesive that allows manufacturers of disposable hygiene products to switch confidently from synthetic to natural substrates, such as those made from cotton, has been launched by H.B.

An initiative to accelerate the development of technologies, processes and materials for the sustainable production of recyclable composite wind-turbine blades has been launched in the UK by the Na

A deodorising finish for application to everyday apparel, bedding and workwear has been launched by Toray of Tokyo, Japan. 

The partners on a project to develop methods for the production of  hybrid, load-bearing suspension components for Ford's Transit van have been recognised with an award for design at the Compos

BB Engineering GmbH (BBE) of Remscheid, Germany, reports the success of a pre-treatment system it has developed that enables homogeneous melts with consistent viscosities to be produced from post-c

Sandler of Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany, has welcomed a number of new partners to an initiative it has helped to set-up for the production of face masks.  

A way to electrospin piezoelectric polyamide (PA) nanofibres that could generate electricity from body movement is being developed by a trio of institutions in Europe.