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Carbios reports that it has broken ground on what it describes as the world’s first plant for the biorecycling of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)(1).

Teknomelt Teknik Mensucat has started-up a wetlaid/hydroentaglement (wetlace) carded-carded-pulp (CCP) line from Andritz at its plant in Kahramanmaras, Turkey, for the production of nonwoven roll g

The UK Government is to introduce legislation to ban the supply and sale of wet wipes containing plastic.

Hyundai Motor Group is to work with Toray Industries to develop carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) parts for its future electric vehicles, following the signing of a strategic cooperation agree

The developer of thermal insulation made from bio-based and biodegradable aerogel fibres is to be presented with an Innovation Award at Techtextil and Texprocess.

A perfluorinated compound (PFC)-free stain-repellent finish for fabrics has been launched by Devan Chemicals, of Ronse, Belgium.

Efficient and durable dual-layer filter media for automotive air-intake systems has been launched by Ahlstrom of Helsinki, Finland.

An industrial process that enables softwood pulp to be converted into cellulosic fibres is to be developed by Metsä Group, of Helsinki, Finland, in partnership with Andritz, of Graz, Austria.

The developer of a bio-based, biodegradable protein solution that can be spun into fibres and yarns for use in place of such as cashmere, wool, fur, leather and silk in the production of garments h

Invista, of Witchita, Kansas, USA, reports that it is considering options for its polyamide (PA) fibres business, including divestment.

Following a peak in 2021 driven by the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic, the production of nonwovens in Europe declined in 2023 for a second consecutive year, according to EDANA of Brussels, B

A facility for the demonstration of a waterless dyeing system developed by Alchemie Technology of Cambridge, UK, has been opened in Taiwan.

Reifenhäuser, of Troisdorf, Germany, has appointed its first Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Jan Karnath, as it continues its transformation from a machine manufacturer to what it describes as a "solu

A method for producing viscose fibres from end-of-life cotton textiles has been developed by researchers at Lund University in Sweden.

An updated hotmelt coating and laminating unit for the production of breathable sportswear, rainwear and protective clothing is to be shown by Cavitec at Techtextil.

Kimberly-Clark is to sell its personal protective equipment (PPE) business (KCPPE) to Ansell for US$640 million through a deal that is expected to conclude in September 2024.

A range of looms for the weaving of technical textiles will be showcased by Itematech at Techtextil in Frankfurt, Germany, on 23–26 April 2024.

A unit dedicated to the air-knife coating and knife-over-roller coating of textiles is to be launched by Monforts, of Mönchengladbach, Germany, at Techtextil.

Eastman Chemical has announced its intent to build what will be its third facility for the molecular recycling of waste plastics at its location in Longview, Texas, USA.

Hwasung International will become the first South Korean supplier of textiles to offer products treated with a perfluorinated chemicals (PFC)-free, water-repellent finish (Empel) from Green Theme T