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A partially bio-based, perfluorocarbon (PFC)-free durable water-repellent (DWR) finish for yarns made from a wide variety of fibres has been launched by CHT Group of Tübingen, Germany.

A thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) that contains 25%-by-weight bio-based content has been launched by Royal DSM's Engineering Materials business and Sympatex Technologies.

Gaston College is planning the construction of a centre for the research and development (R&D) of fibres at its Kimbrell Campus in Belmont, North Carolina, USA.

A wetlaid–hydroentanglement (wetlaid-spunlace, WLS) line has been installed at the factory of Spanish paper manufacturer Papel Aralar, where it is being used for the manufacture of plastic-free, bi

The developer of a base layer produced from a durable, non-shedding antimicrobial fabric of continuous polyamide (PA) filaments has been presented with an ISPO Textrends Award.

A high-speed warp-knitting machine from Karl Mayer will be used for the development and production of reinforcements for concrete by the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) at RWTH Aachen University i

The first industrial-scale installation of a spray-dyeing line that slashes the consumption of fresh water, energy and chemicals, as well as reducing wastewater, by as much as 90% when compared wit

Developer of computer-aided design (CAD) and cutting-room systems, Lectra of Paris, France, has revealed plans to acquire its competitor Gerber Technology of Tolland, Connecticut, USA.

Re-usable, water-repellent coveralls designed to be worn in cleanrooms could serve as protective clothing for medical personnel, according to research undertaken by Krüss GmbH of Hamburg, Germany.

A colour-changing strip that, when mounted to a face mask, could be used to detect the presence of the SARS-Cov-2 virus responsible for the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic in the wea

The Trade & Cooperation Agreement (TCA) signed in December 2020 between the European Union (EU) and the UK and, in particular, its specific rules of origin for nonwovens hase been welcomed by E

Messe Frankfurt GmbH has fixed new dates for its flagship textile exhibitions, Techtextil and Texprocess, following their forced

A double-beam plant – together with an electrocharging unit – for the production of meltblown nonwovens has been installed at Wolf PVG GmbH & Co KG by Oerlikon Nonwoven.

A unit for the thermal recycling of waste glass fibres has been installed by Johns Manville (JM) at its Engineered Products plant in Trnava, Slovakia.

Turkish manufacturer Lotus Teknik AŞ has ordered a wetlaid/hydroentaglement (wetlace) line, for the production of biodegradable, plastic-free wet wipes, from the Andritz Group.

The biggest issues facing the North American nonwovens industry are to be addressed in three one-hour webinars organised by the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) of Cary, North Ca

A platform designed to encourage the exchange of ideas and enable the testing of new technologies has been established by Karl Mayer of Obertshausen, Germany.

If the USA is to be self-sufficient in terms of its manufacture of personal protective equipment (PPE), the US government must develop policies that incentivise the long-term investment needed and

A total of US$650 000 in funding will be awarded to companies working to solve the problem of plastic microfibres being shed by synthetic textiles through a competition organised by Conservation X

A joint venture (JV) that will develop and sell apparel made from spider-silk fibres has been established by Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc and MtheMovement.