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As part of a plan to reduce its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, Lenzing is to build a 55 000-m² ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) plant in Upper Austria. 

Face masks made from antimicrobial polyamide (PA) fabrics developed by Ascend Performance Materials (APM) are to be sold on a website set-up by importer and distributor of industrial raw materials

Thermally insulating nonwovens based on fibres extracted from milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), a plant native to North America, are being produced on a commercial scale by Eko-Terre Inc of Co

Airbond is doubling the size of its product range with the introduction of twelve splicing systems for difficult-to-join fibres and yarns, such as those used in the composites industry. 

Kordsa is supplying carbon fibre fabrics to TRB Lightweight Structures for the mass-production of parts of battery enclosures for electric vehicles (EVs). 

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) Ltd has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a developer and manufacturer of electrochemical materials used in fuel cells and in the creation of hydrogen, P

Following close consultation with its customers, Messe Frankfurt of Germany has postponed the trade fairs it had originally planned for April and May 2021—including Heimtextil, Techtex

The use of carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRPs) could lower the cost and improve the performance of wind-turbine blades if the materials are tailored specifically for the application, according

US companies Microban International and Manchester Mills have expanded a partnership established initially to produce and sell antimicrobial textiles for the healthcare industry to include the hosp

A range of seamless garments – including base layers, leggings, tops, sweaters, gloves and helmet liners – warp-knitted from an antimicrobial polyamide (PA) yarn has been launched by CIFRA of Veran

A pair of durable water-repellent (DWR) coatings made from natural materials has been launched for application to textiles by the Rudolf Group of Geretsried, Germany. 

Polypropylene (PP) sandwich panels from nonwovens specialist Fynotej of  Mexico City are to be used to produce the boot-floors of two vehicles. 

In response to the ongoing human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic, RadiciGroup of Gandino, Italy, has invested €15 million in a new line for the production of meltblown nonwovens.

A pull-handle capable of killing microbes in seconds has been launched for use on doors in public buildings by the Nonwovens Inno

A polymer that could be used as a building block for polyurethane (PU) has been created from the second most abundant sugar in nature, xylose, by researchers at the University of Bath in the UK. 

The global market for re-usable face masks will expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.5% to be worth US$7.08 billion by 2027, according to a recent report(1) from Grand Vi

A novel film that can rapidly absorb human sweat is being developed by researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS), who have also shown that it could be used to generate energy for we

Chemical methods for the recycling of Royal DSM's ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibre (Dyneema) are to be developed now that the company has signed an agreement with Clariter.

Machinery builder the Vandewiele Group of Kortrijk, Belgium, has purchased the Savio Group of Pordenone, Italy. 

A dry, bio-based, electrospun beauty mask that, in short trials on human volunteers, has been shown to reduce the presence of forehead wrinkles and crows-feet wrinkles and to moisturise the skin ef