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SABIC has announced it is delivering large volumes of polypropylene (PP) polymers for manufacturing nonwovens used in medical disposables, such as surgical gowns, face masks and hygiene products, i

Suominen Corp has developed a fabric that the company claims passes the European standard for the filtration efficiency and pressure drop specified for the manufacture of certain surgical masks.

The mechanisms that enable the scales of the carp (Cyprinus carpio) to be highly resistant to penetration while remaining flexible have been characterised by researchers working  at the La

A German hospital group says it has developed a treatment that allows the re-use of high-quality face masks worn to protect medical workers at risk of exposure to the virus (SARS-CoV-2) responsible

A graphene-enhanced, three-layer face mask for use by the general public has been launched by graphene manufacturer Directa Plus of Lomazzo, Italy. 

Hollingsworth & Vose, a manufacturer of nonwovens and engineered papers used in filtration, energy and industrial applications, has developed a nonwoven fabric for the production of non-surgica

An elastic material made from a mixture of gelatin and other bio-based ingredients is sufficiently stable to be combined with electronic components, opening-up new possibilities in the development

Medical device manufacturer, Medi USA has launched an addition to its range of flat-knitted compression products for the management of oedema.

The minimum requirements for the design, production and performance assessment of community face masks (barrier masks) intended for consumers in Europe has been published.

Owing to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the organisers of CAMX 2020, the composites industry’s largest event in North America, have announced that the trade show will have to b

Ultrasonic bonding machinery can be used to assemble face masks in approximately one minute – without thread and glue – according to a supplier of such systems, Sonobond Ultrasonics of West Chester

A hybrid binder for the formulation of waterborne inks that imparts durability, colour-intensity and opacity to screen-printed designs on fabrics made from synthetic and natural fibres has been lau

A range of antimicrobial polyamide (PA) 6.6 fabrics (Acteev Protect) for the production of face masks, air filters, apparel and upholstery has been developed by Ascend Performance Materials of Hous

Paper test strips for measuring blood-glucose concentration are by far the biggest product within the printed-sensor market, with billions used each year by diabetics around the world, but this ubi

Toray Composite Materials America Inc (CMA) is to reduce the size of its workforce in the USA by approximately 25% as it suspends or limits activities at two if its facilities there.

A treatment for textiles developed by Livinguard AG of Zug, Switzerland, has been shown to deactivate the SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Researchers have demonstrated that carbon-nanotube field-effect transistors (CNFETs) can be made rapidly in commercial facilities using the same equipment employed by the electronics industry to ma

Biotechnology company Proneem of Marseilles, France, has developed a textile treatment that it claims is capable of neutralising SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, on textile surfaces.

Results that suggest coronaviruses are killed when exposed to an electroceutical fabric have been reported in ChemRxiv(1) by researchers from the Indiana University (IU) School