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Viruses similar to the SARS-Cov-2 strain responsible for the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic can survive on clothing and migrate to other surfaces for up to 72 hours after first cont

Durable, antimicrobial finishes can be applied to textiles using an ultrasound-based technology being commercialised by Sonovia, Brückner Textile Technologies and Weber Ultrasonics.

A company that has developed a process that enables lignin and hemicellulose to be used as a feedstock for the manufacture of such as bioplastics, textiles, cosmetics and perfume has raised €3.9 mi

A new standard that will help to establish minimum requirements for the design, performance, labelling and care of re-usable barrier face coverings has been approved by ASTM International of West C

A template that can be used to measure the dimensional changes of fabrics and garments after laundering has been launched by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) of Re

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A variety of smart textiles are being commercialised by Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM) of Bally, Philadelphia, USA, using its narrow woven base fabrics (E-Webbings).

An elastic, polyester (PES)-based tricot fabric that can be easily recycled has been developed by Karl Mayer of Obertshausen, Germany.

Gentex Corp of Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA, has signed a US$20.6-million contract to supply sets of equipment that protect against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats to

Copper nanoparticles could be used to create coatings capable of inactivating the SARS-Cov-2 virus responsible for the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic, according to a team of researc

The global textile chemicals market was worth more than US$24.5 billion in terms of revenue in 2019 and will increase in size at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.7% to be worth US$32 billi

A range of soft and comfortable fabrics for the manufacture of face masks has been launched by Ahlstrom-Munksjö of Helsinki, Finland.

A dyeing and finishing company that will produce up to 20 million metres of dyed and white fabric a year has been established in Lahore, Pakistan.

A flax fibre-reinforced epoxy nacelle for an offshore wind turbine has been developed by Greenboats of Bremen, Germany.

Teijin Ltd of Tokyo, Japan, is to invest approximately €10 million in a line for the compression-moulding of glass fibre-reinforced sheet-moulding compound (GF-SMC) in Czechia.

Freudenberg Performance Materials has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for disposable surgical face masks it produces in Durham, North Carolina, USA.

A family of self-sterilising polymers that are effective at inactivating coronaviruses, including SARS-Cov-2 – the virus responsible for the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic – has bee

An antimicrobial finish developed by HeiQ can be applied to fabrics during washing now that the company has formed a partnership with a provider of industrial laundry services, Girbau.

A silicone-based durable water-repellent (DWR) finish has been launched by Dow of Midland, Michigan, USA.

A soft, flexible sensor made using electrically conductive yarns could be employed to determine pressure points in the socket of an amputee’s prosthetic limb, according to researchers from North Ca