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Polyester (PES) resin recycled from fishing nets by Teijin is now being used to produce food trays for a restaurant chain in Japan. 

A hooded fleece sweatshirt is being made using a needlepunching process by Nike, of Eugene, Oregon, USA, which claims that the technology is its most significant innovation in 30 years. 

An initiative to industrialise the recycling of continuous carbon fibres has been launched in the UK by the National Composites Centre (NCC) of Bristol. 

International Fibres Group (IFG) is working with Omya International AG to develop fibres that are modified with the latter's calcium carbonate, called Omyafiber. 

Reifenhäuser Reicofil GmbH & Co KG has sold an RF5 line for the production of spunbond/meltblown/meltblown/spunbond (SMMS) fabrics to PFNonwovens for its production facility in Cape Town, South

Freudenberg Performance Materials has opened a technical centre at its factory in Nantong, China, where it can work with its customers to develop sportswear and other high-performance apparel. 

Comez, of Cilavegna, Italy, reports that its knitting machines can be used to manufacture a wide variety of textiles for medical implants.  

A glass fibre-reinforced polyamide (PA) 6 from Lanxess is being used by Leopold Kostal GmbH & Co KG to make cable connectors for wall-mounted electric-vehicle (EV) charging stations. 

Durable fabrics made from pre-consumer recycled polyamide (PA) by Invista's Cordura brand are now being used in the production of backpacks and anoraks.

Circular economy-inspired approaches to mitigate the environmental impact of wind-turbine blades at the ends of their useful lifespans are being investigated by researchers at the National Renewabl

The developer of a novel three-dimensional (3D) carbon fibre reinforcement for the production of impact-resistant and durable composites, Boston Materials, has opened a new headquarters in Billeric

Textile-based pneumatic logic gates that could be used to help people with functional limitations perform tasks without electronic assistance, eliminating the need for wearers to carry bulky power

An airlay line that enables new mattresses to be produced from industrial and post-consumer waste polyurethane (PU) foam has been started-up by Recypur Eco SL at its headquarters facility in L'Alcú

Andritz is to supply a crosslapper to Jasztex Fibers Inc's site in Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada, where it will be used to produce polyester (PES)-based fabrics for a wide range of applications. 

Essity has competed its purchases of developers and sellers of washable leakproof apparel for periods and incontinence, Modibodi and Knix Wear Inc. 

Avient Corp has completed its purchase of DSM Protective Materials (including the Dyneema brand of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre products) from Royal DSM for €1.45 billion

Toray Industries Inc, of Tokyo, Japan, claims to have manufactured the world’s first entirely bio-based adipic acid, which is a precursor for polyamide (PA) 66, from sugars derived from inedible bi

A wearable sensor that can communicate with other electronic devices wirelessly without onboard chips or batteries is being developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MI

The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX) of Brussels, Belgium, is calling for a cap on the price of gas and a revision of the electricity price mechanism in the European Union (EU)

Renewcell, of Stockholm, Sweden, has announced that its flagship factory – which it describes as the world’s first commercial-scale textile-to-textile recycling plant – is up and running.

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