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A leading manufacturer of nonwovens specialising in serving the healthcare and hygiene markets has committed to four new projects to increase its capacity significantly.

An Italian machine builder has adapted a range of its equipment to allow for the production of face masks and the elastic straps used to secure them to the face.

A reinforced thermoplastic boot floor has been developed for Hyundai’s Creta sports utility vehicle (SUV) by honeycomb-core manufacturer EconCore and tier-1 automotive supplier DPA Moldados.

The strength of composite parts produced using additive manufacturing (AM) could be increased significantly using a technique developed by researchers at Florida A&M University–Florida State Un

In response to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Solvay of Brussels, Belgium, is to accelerate plans to reduce the costs and improve the productivity of its Composite Materials business un

Europe needs to invest more in the research and development (R&D) of technologies for the recycling of composites as thousands of blades for wind turbines approach the end of their operational

A fast recycling method through which polylactic acid (PLA) can be converted into a high-quality, biodegradable solvent for use in a wide variety of industries, including cosmetics and pharmaceutic

Berry Global Group Inc of Evansville, Indiana, USA, is to produce its meltblown nonwovens (Meltex) for the first time in South America.

Berry Global Group Inc is to spend US$8 million on the installation of new equipment and upgrades to existing lines to increase capacity for meltblown nonwovens at its plant in Statesville, North C

Mann+Hummel reports that the use of its filtration systems for purifying outdoor air (Filter Cubes) could prevent the need for the imposition of vehicle bans in city centres.

Penso of Coventry, UK, has invested £16.3 million in the production of lightweight carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) bodies for 3.5-t commercial vehicles for the home-delivery sector.

Manufacturers of technical textiles and nonwovens are increasingly adopting magnetic rollers for the finishing of wide-width materials, according to Monforts of Mönchengladbach, Germany.

Chemicals multinational, Nippon Shokubai has signed an agreement with Marine Nano-Fiber to promote the use of chitin nanofibres and hydrolysed chitin nanofibres in cosmetics.

Up to 50 million nonwoven face masks a month are to be manufactured in Germany and distributed in Europe by a pair of companies established by Düsseldorf-based purchasing consultancy, Kloepfel Grou

Coating face masks with graphene could make them easier to sterilize and re-use, according to a team of researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in China.

Systems that enable carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) parts to be produced using additive manufacturing (AM) processes have been launched by MakerBot of New York City, USA.

A durable textile coating that can repel liquids such as blood and saliva, and can also prevent bacteria and viruses from adhering to its surface, is being developed by researchers in the USA.

The mechanisms by which the mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of composites are improved through the addition of graphene materials are to be explored by Haydale of Ammanford, UK, throu

A flexible supercapacitor that can use human sweat as an electrolyte, and could potentially generate enough power to run exercise monitors and other electronic devices has been developed by researc

Recyclable epoxy resins from Aditya Birla have been used in the series production of composite parts such as fins for surfboards by Cobra International.