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The largest producer of sportswear in Ireland, O'Neills, is using a stenter from Brückner Textile Technologies to finish its elastic tricot fabrics. 

A recycled polyamide (PA) 66 that demonstrates the same processing characteristics and mechanical properties as virgin injection-moulding grades has been created from silicone-coated airbag-fabric

The American subsidiary of the Oerlikon Group, Oerlikon Textile Inc, is to complete its move into new headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, this year.

Polyolefin-based fibres and meltblown fabrics dyed using products developed by Algaeing are to be showcased by Avgol at Filtech in Cologne, Germany, on 14–16 February 2023.   

DiloGroup is to showcase its latest developments in needling technology for the production of nonwovens at INDEX in Geneva, Switzerland, on 18–21 April 2023. 

A chemical process for the recycling of wind-turbine blades made from composites made from epoxy matrices is to be scaled-up by Vestas, of Aarhus, Denmark, and a number of partners. 

A wet-spun core–shell suture that demonstrates a strong antimicrobial effect and can be seen using medical scanning systems is being developed by researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Victor

WPT Nonwovens has invested in a high-capacity thermobonding line from Trützschler Nonwovens and Schott & Meissner for the production of filter media. 

A textile-based supercapacitor that can charge in minutes, and can power a microcontroller and wirelessly transmit temperature data for nearly two hours without a recharge, is being developed by re

Developer of halogen-free flame-retardants, FRX Polymers, reports that the listing of three common flame-retardants as substances of very high concern (SVHCs) by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA

A system capable of recycling polyethylene terephthalate (PET) partially oriented yarn (POY) has been launched by Gneuss of Bad Oeynhausen, Germany.

Carbon nanotube (CNT) yarns that convert mechanical movement into electricity do so more effectively than other material-based energy-harvesters, according to their developers at the University of

Waterproof, breathable three-layer hardshell and softshell laminates made using bio-based materials have been developed for outdoor apparel and workwear by Trans-Textil of Freilassing, Germany. 

A coating that reduces the amount of microfibres that are shed when clothes made of synthetic fabrics are washed is being developed by researchers at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.

An odour-neutralising treatment from Microban International is to be used by Jack Wolfskin in its outdoor apparel.

For the production of protective workwear, W.L.

Technology that enables waste textiles made from cotton and/or polyamide (PA) and their blends to be used as a partial replacement for a petroleum-based raw material used to make dyestuff has been

Researchers in the USA have bred four strains of cotton that can be used to produce textiles that self-extinguish when exposed to flame and could thereby reduce the need for flame-retardant chemica

A microelectronic fibre that is capable of analysing electrolytes and metabolites in sweat and could be woven into clothes for healthcare applications is being developed by researchers at Tohoku Un

A knitted hat for infants that changes colour in response to increases in body temperature is being developed by a researcher at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Batton Rouge, USA.