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Low & Bonar of London, UK, is to be integrated into the Performance Materials Business Group of the Freudenberg Group, now that it has been acquired by the Weinheim, Germany-based company.

Aspen Surgical Products of Caledonia, Michigan, USA, a supplier of disposable surgical products, has acquired Precept Medical Products of Arden, North Carolina, USA, a manufacturer of single-use no

A polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) compound containing particles of bismuth trioxide could be used in place of traditional materials such as lead to provide protection from radiation, according to the

Carbon nanotube (CNT)-based nonwoven mats that can capture and destroy an animal coronavirus, a close relative of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, are being developed by researchers in th

The transport of energy in an artificial photosynthetic system made from nanofibres is being investigated by researchers at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands.

Co-organisers, EDANA of Brussels, Belgium, and Palexpo of Geneva, Switzerland, have re-scheduled the Index20 exhibition to 7–10 September 2021.

A plant for the manufacture of single-use personal protective equipment (PPE) from nonwovens has been set-up in just three weeks by ACG Group of Borås, Sweden.

A wireless smart patch that allows the respiration, heart rate and – in future – the temperature of a patient to be monitored on a continuous basis has been developed by Henkel Adhesive Technologie

A thin, stretchable electronic material for the production of biomedical and wearable technologies has the added benefit of being breathable.

Orders for textile machinery taken by Italian companies dropped sharply in the first quarter of 2020 owing to the outbreak of the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the Association of Italia

Researchers at the US Department of Energy (DoE)’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) and Carbon Fiber Technology Facility (CFTF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are using their exp

BMW Group has awarded its compatriot SGL Carbon a multi-year contract for the production of a glass fibre-reinforced plastic (GFRP)-based cover plate for the battery enclosures the carmaker will us

Working with the European Space Agency (ESA), Bcomp of Fribourg, Switzerland, has developed what it claims to be the first panel for satellites reinforced with natural fibres.

Greensboro, North Carolina, USA-based Burlington Barrier Fabrics has increased production of its Maxima Medical Barrier fabrics in response to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Technology that enables adhesive bonds between composite structures to be broken quickly and cheaply using a simple heat source has been developed by the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol

StretchSense of Auckland, New Zealand, which claims to be the creator of the world’s first motion-capture glove based on stretchable sensors, has acquired animation company MocapNow of Seattle, Was

The need to support those undertaking physical tasks is driving the adoption of exoskeleton technology across multiple sectors, according to a new report by Omdia of London, UK.

The developer of an antimicrobial textile treatment shown to be effective against one of the seven known human coronaviruses has given free licences for the formulation to three of its competitors.

A German company is now selling re-useable face masks, as well as plastic films and sheets for making face protectors from a website under the brand name Bieglosan.

A German company claims just one of its textile machines will now be able to produce 240 000 complete face masks a month thanks to an innovative design that allows the product to be made in a singl

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