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Due to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 2020 edition of the Smart Fabrics Summit will no longer be held in Washington, District of Columbia, USA,  on 16–17 April, but will be

An Asian manufacturer of manmade fibres and polymers has invested in a meltblown system for the manufacture of nonwovens for filtration applications – primarily medical products such as face masks

JEC World 2020, which was due to be held in Paris, France, on 3–5 March before being postponed until the 12–14 May owing to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, has now been cancelle

In response to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Berry Global Group Inc has brought forward its plans to instal a line for the production of meltblown nonwovens for use in high-efficiency

Andritz is to supply Karweb Nonwovens with a complete neXline hydroentanglement (spunlace) line for the production of viscose, polyester (PES) and biodegradable wipes at its plant in Gaziantep, Tur

Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas will now take place on 1–3 October 2020, reports the organiser of the shows, Messe Frankfurt Inc of Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

A supercapacitor based on forests of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on an elastomer substrate remains fully functional even when stretched to eight times its original size.

US nanofibre manufacturer NXTNano of Claremore, Oklahoma, reports that it currently has 100 000 m2 of nanofibre-core nonwovens on hand that it is treating to the specifications required

In response to the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Institut fur Textiltechnik (ITA) at RWTH Aachen University in Germany is setting-up a registry to connect producers of face masks with

No less than 250 million medical face masks and 30–40 million personal protective equipment (PPE) masks will be needed in the European Union (EU) each month for the battle against human coronavirus

The first call for applications by the European Smart Textiles Accelerator, SmartX Europe, has been met with a high level of interest and enthusiasm from the textile and technology industries and h

In response to urgent global demand for face masks driven by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Reifenhäuser Reicofil has started to produce meltblown nonwovens on its research and development (R

A nanocomposite that kills 99.99% of bacteria that try to attach to its surface is being developed by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Prominent manufacturers, suppliers and users of composites in the UK are working together to develop ventilators for the treatment of patients infected with human coronavirus (COVID-19) in the coun

UK-based companies Oxford Advanced Surfaces (OAS) and 2-DTech Ltd are to work together to develop a range of nanomaterial-modified surface treatments for plastics and composites.

The ability of composite-metal foams (CMFs) to pass simulated-pool-fire tests has been proven by researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU)—meaning that the material could, for instance,

US textile and nonwoven associations are urging federal, state and local governments to categorise textiles and nonwovens manufacturing facilities as “essential” when drafting shelter-in-place orde

A carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) from Teijin has been selected for use in Panasonic Corp’s newly launched digital video cameras, the HC-X2000 and HC-X1500.

Viscose fibre is being produced from textile waste on a commercial scale by Sateri of Shanghai, China.  

A carbon nanotube (CNT)-based material developed in the USA is pliable enough to be woven into fabrics to create sensors that could serve as an early warning system for injury or illness.

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