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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

A joint venture that will manufacture and sell face masks in Europe has been established by Austrian companies Lenzing and Palmers Textil.

During April 2020, Nufabrx of Conover, North Carolina, worked with two other small US companies to develop and launch re-usable face masks that exploit the antimicrobial benefits of copper.

NatureWorks has donated enough of its biopolymer (Ingeo) as is needed to produce ten million re-usable face masks.

A nanomaterial-based coating that could be used to add functionality to normal cotton fabrics cheaply and effectively has been developed by researchers at Monash University in Melbourne, Victoria,

A low-temperature-curing carbon fibre-reinforced epoxy prepreg (HexPly M79) from Hexcel is to be used by Flight Design for the manufacture of a variety of parts for lightweight aircraft.

Johns Manville (JM)’s plant in Richland, Mississippi, USA, has started to produce nonwoven filtration media that will be used for the face masks necessary to help stop the spread of human coronavir

Precision formatter of composites Web Industries Inc has installed a high-volume composite slitting and spooling line at its Omega Systèmes plant in Nantes, France.

In response to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, ITMA Asia + CITME 2020 has been rescheduled.

The Oeko-Tex Association of Zurich, Switzerland, is to waive the license fee associated with certifying face masks to its Standard 100 (used to demonstrate that a textile article has been deemed sa

Isansys Lifecare reports that following a surge in UK and international orders for its advanced patient-monitoring system caused by the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it is working with eng

Freudenberg’s acquisition of Low & Bonar PLC, announced initially in September 2019(1), has been approved by the Euro

In response to the human coronavirous (COVID-19) pandemic, Canadian smart-fabrics developer Myant has been working to adapt its manufacturing equipment for the production of a new line of personal

A US company claims to have created transgenic silkworms capable of producing almost pure spider silk.

Gurit of Zurich, Switzerland, has signed a two-year supply agreement with an unnamed Chinese turbine-blade manufacturer, through which it will manufacture and supply core material kits during 2020

An increase in capacity for the production of meltblown nonwovens for face masks in North America and the introduction of new media for the production of protective equipment in Europe have been an

A research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) haS developed a washable and re-usable nano-filter that can fit inside standard surgical masks.

Omega Systèmes (Omega) is shipping 900 000 face masks approved by the French General Directorate of Armament to the Ministère des Armées for distribution to food manufacturers, supermarkets and nur

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