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Inspired by organisms such as fish and insects that are able to produce and emit visible wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation, a researcher at the University of Borås in Sweden has created lumi

Hollingsworth & Vose (H&V) of East Walpole, Massachusetts USA, is to increase its capacity to produce its Technostat electret filtration media. 

A quick and easy way to manufacture piezoresistive textiles so that they remain thin, stretchable and supple is being developed by researchers at Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC) at Saarland Unive

Flexible luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) that can be applied to textiles and could be used to power everyday electronic devices are being developed by researchers at Empa in St Gallen and ET

Global fastenings manufacturer YKK has worked with wearable technology specialist Lifekey to develop an interactive zip fastener called TouchLink.

Knitted gloves that demonstrate antibacterial properties have been launched by GHS Holdings of Bethel, Connecticut, USA. 

A process based on the use of electrical fields to drive dry powders into substrates developed by Fibroline is to be used in the development of wipes, pads and cosmetics. 

Oerlikon subsidiary Teknoweb Materials is to market and sell innovative technology for the production of wipes developed by Procter & Gamble (P&G), following the signing of an exclusive glo

A washable, single-layer face mask made entirely from polyamide (PA) quickly eliminates 99.9% of the bacteria and viruses with which it comes into contact, according to its manufacturer, zwissTEX. 

A fabric that is designed to capture heat from the sun and trap warmth has been launched for the production of jackets by Columbia Sportswear of Portland, Oregon, USA. 

A face mask featuring a durable treatment of zinc oxide nanoparticles that provides effective protection from SARS-Cov-2 is to be launched in the UK by Sonovia. 

A nanocoating that enables air filters to capture airborne or aerosolised droplets of liquid containing SARS-Cov-2, without inhibiting the flow of air through them, has been developed by a

A re-usable digital sensor that can notify caregivers of when an incontinence product needs to be changed has been launched by Essity of Stockholm, Sweden. 

An additive for textiles and coatings has been shown to be highly effective against enveloped viruses, such as SARS-Cov-2, in independent testing.

Essity of Stockholm, Sweden, is to begin selling face masks through its retail and professional hygiene businesses. 

Seven chemical companies have formed an alliance with the aim of reducing the impact that the textile and leather industries have on the environment. 

While short-term demand for surgical masks remains unprecedented owing to the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic, growing awareness of their effectiveness will lead to steady sales growth in the

Berry Global Group Inc is investing in an RF5 line from Reifenhäuser Reicofil for the production of surgical drapes and gowns in Asia. 

Suominen of Helsinki, Finland, has introduced a trio of products to its range of biodegradable, plant-based nonwovens (Biolace).  

Global demand for nonwovens for medical applications will be worth US$2.49 billion in 2020 as healthcare providers battle the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic, according to