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A multitude of functional inks that could be used to create smart bandages are to be developed through a multi-million-Euro project led by the University of Southampton in the UK. 

A partially bio-based reactive polyurethane (PU) hot-melt adhesive for textile laminating has been launched by Jowat of Detmold, Germany.

A silver-ion based antimicrobial additive has been proven effective against the SARS-Cov-2 virus responsible for the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic when applied to both porous and n

An aluminium-coated multifilament yarn that could be used to shield parts in cars, mobile telephones and buildings from electromagnetic interference (EMI) has been unveiled by FibreCoat of Aachen,

A re-usable, medical-grade face mask that will fit all people regardless of their age, sex and ethnicity has been developed by a trio of partners in the UK.   

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