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A fabric made from a combination of goose-down and fibres of polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) has been unveiled by its developers, Natural Insulation Products Inc (NIPI) and DuPont. 

A water-based dispersion for use in the production of halogen-free, flame-retardant (FR) coatings for such as synthetic leathers for automotive interiors, home furnishings, and tents and tarpaulins

A process that enables waste from the production of silk fabrics to be recycled into high-performance thermal insulation for outdoor wear has been developed by Freudenberg Performance Materials and

A prototype circular-knitted vascular graft that can serve as a replacement for a damaged or blocked coronary artery is being developed by researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in R

The Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide (PCIAW) and the Textiles Services Association (TSA) are to work together to promote the benefits of re-usable gowns for use in medical setti

Researchers at Empa in St. Gallen, Switzerland, are using life-cycle analysis (LCA) in an attempt to gauge the impact that the increasing use of face masks is having on the environment. 

Following the acquisition this year of Stoll by the Karl Mayer Group(1), the US operations of the two companies are being consolidated. 

A battery-powered, self-sterilising smart fabric that inactivates 99.99% of bacteria and viruses within minutes of them coming into contact with it has been unveiled by Osmotex AG of Thalwil, Switz

Consistent and reliable ways to test the effectiveness of the cloth face masks used by the public to limit the spread of the SARS-Cov-2 virus responsible for the covid-19 pandemic are bein

An initiative – Mask-Alliance Bavaria – established with the help of Sandler is to start producing FFP2 face masks, which filter at least 94% of airborne particles, following their certification by

DiloGroup is now able to supply complete hydroentanglement lines following the signing of an agreement with SICAM.

An industrial-scale system that enables the recycling of textiles made from blends of cotton and polyester (PES) fibres is to be established at a facility operated by PT Kahatex of Jakarta, Indones

Approximately 1.4 Mt of fabrics have been consumed by the global nonwoven wipes industry in 2020, according to a recent report from Smithers, which values the current market for such products at US

A washable, comfortable and antiviral textile has been developed for the manufacture of apparel, workwear and sportswear by Toray of Tokyo, Japan. 

A creel for the unwinding of carbon fibre at consistent tensions has been launched by fibre-handling and converting specialist Cygnet Texkimp of Northwich, UK.

A modular photogrammetry-based scanning system for studying the interactions between humans and their clothing has been installed at the Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material

Sciessent has revealed test results that show that its antimicrobial additive (Agion) completely inactivates SARS-Cov-2, the virus responsible for the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic

A polyester (PES) fabric that combines the softness, smoothness and comfort of synthetics with the natural feel and random unevenness of traditional Japanese paper has been developed for use in app

Andritz Group is to acquire LM Industries – comprising Laroche SA and Miltec SA – through a transaction that is expected to close at the start of 2021. 

Gleistein Ropes has announced that it will use DSM's partially bio-based ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE, Dyneema), in place of the conventional version, in all of its ropes. 

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