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Central National of Purchase, New York, USA, is to start selling and distributing fibres and nonwovens made from such as viscose and lyocell. 

A fully automatic production line for the production of multi-layered disposable face masks has been launched by PFAFF Industriesysteme und Maschinen GmbH of Kaiserslautern, Germany.

A range of fibres (Naiaä Renew) produced from 60% wood pulp and 40% recycled waste plastics has been launched by Eastman of Kingsport, Tennessee, USA.

A variety of nonwovens will be the first for the hygiene industry to be produced from certified recycled plastics, according to one of their developers, SABIC of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

3M of St Paul, Minnesota, USA, has launched an aggressive legal effort to stop those attempting to take advantage of the demand for its products driven by the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic.

Sateri has opened a US$48-million centre for the research and development (R&D) of lyocell fibres in Rizhao, China. 

Smart face masks that could be used to monitor the health of their wearers by gathering data on the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) they emit when they respire are being developed by Myant of Tor

In response to increasing demand for nonwovens for face masks in Europe, Freudenberg Performance Materials is to construct a new meltblowing line at its site in Kaiserslautern, Germany. 

Berry Global Group Inc's facility in Biesheim, France, has been awarded an International Sustainability and Carbon Certificate (ISCC) by inspection, verification, testing and certification company,

A manufacturer of cellulose fibre from industrial organic and agricultural waste, Nanollose Ltd, has spent AUD$200 000 to acquire a 20% holding in a developer of a nanocellulose-based filter materi

A manufacturer of reinforcement fabrics for composites, Sigmatex, is to close its manufacturing facility in Benicia, California, as it consolidates its US operations in response to the human corona

A durable, washable fabric made from continuous polyamide (PA) filaments containing silver ions that inhibit the growth of viruses and bacteria can be used to make face masks, garments and buffs to

A range of strong yarns for the production of strength members in fibre-optic cables has been launched by Coats of Uxbridge, UK. 

American & Efird (A&E) has agreed to purchase the high-performance yarn business of Charles Craft Inc. 

Lenzing has joined ten other companies to establish an initiative to support and speed-up a transition from fossil-based to renewable carbon feedstocks for the production of chemicals and materials

In preparation for the re-opening of ice-hockey stadiums in Switzerland, Hockey Club Ambrì-Piotta (HCAP) and HeiQ have unveiled branded, antiviral face masks for the protection of fans.

A centre for the development of nonwovens has been opened in Münchberg, Germany, by Hof University of Applied Sciences and Lenzing. 

Hohenstein is to make its expertise in the digital three-dimensional (3D) design, fitting and visualisation of garments available to companies through its Digital Fitting Lab.

A range of fabrics made from cellulosic and polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) fibres has been launched by Eastman and DuPont Biomaterials.

A specialist in needlefelt carpeting, Foss Floors, has ordered what will be its fourth production line to be supplied by the DiloGroup.