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US companies Microban International and Manchester Mills have expanded a partnership established initially to produce and sell antimicrobial textiles for the healthcare industry to include the hosp

A range of seamless garments – including base layers, leggings, tops, sweaters, gloves and helmet liners – warp-knitted from an antimicrobial polyamide (PA) yarn has been launched by CIFRA of Veran

A pair of durable water-repellent (DWR) coatings made from natural materials has been launched for application to textiles by the Rudolf Group of Geretsried, Germany. 

Polypropylene (PP) sandwich panels from nonwovens specialist Fynotej of  Mexico City are to be used to produce the boot-floors of two vehicles. 

In response to the ongoing human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic, RadiciGroup of Gandino, Italy, has invested €15 million in a new line for the production of meltblown nonwovens.

A pull-handle capable of killing microbes in seconds has been launched for use on doors in public buildings by the Nonwovens Inno

A polymer that could be used as a building block for polyurethane (PU) has been created from the second most abundant sugar in nature, xylose, by researchers at the University of Bath in the UK. 

The global market for re-usable face masks will expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.5% to be worth US$7.08 billion by 2027, according to a recent report(1) from Grand Vi

A novel film that can rapidly absorb human sweat is being developed by researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS), who have also shown that it could be used to generate energy for we

Chemical methods for the recycling of Royal DSM's ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre (Dyneema) are to be developed now that the company has signed an agreement with Clariter.

Machniery builder the Vandewiele Group of Kortrijk, Belgium, has purchased the Savio Group of Pordenone, Italy. 

A dry, bio-based, electrospun beauty mask that, in short trials on human volunteers, has been shown to reduce the presence of forehead wrinkles and crows-feet wrinkles and to moisturise the skin ef

A non-profit initiative is being set-up with the aim of developing standards and a mature supply chain for the emerging smart-textiles industry.

A fibre that changes colour when exposed to elevated temperatures is being developed for the production of safety ropes by researchers in Switzerland.

Underwear and loungewear specialist Mey is launching a range of sleepwear enhanced by Schoeller Technologies' infrared (IR) radiation-reflecting finish.

Global manufacturer of healthcare, hospitality and consumer products, Standard Textile, is working with Cleveland Clinic to produce a comfortable and re-usable cotton face mask for general-purpose

A test method that can be used to detect trace amounts of chemicals in such as baby diapers, sanitary products and tampons has been developed by SGS France of Arcueil and EDANA of Brussels, Belgium

In order to commercialise its range of antimicrobial polyamide (PA) yarns, fibres and fabrics (Acteev Protect(1)),

A polyester fabric (brrr° Pro) that instantly and continuously draws heat and moisture away from the skin has been launched for the production of sportswear by Brrr.

An antimicrobial coating for textiles that can withstand a minimum of 30 laundry cycles has been launched by NordShield of Espoo, Finland. 

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