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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

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.