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When astronauts return to the Moon, they will take with them a new generation of spacesuits, currently being developed in Europe to protect their occupants from the harsh conditions of the lunar su

The European Disposables and Nonwovens Association (EDANA)'s Quality and Audit Programme (QAP) – a voluntary initiative for the hygiene-product industry – is now available in the USA following the

A highly stretchable textile-based lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery that could be used to power wearable technologies is being developed by researchers at the University of Houston in Texas, USA. 

The Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute (NIRI) has moved to a new headquarters in Leeds, UK, that is twice the size of its previous base in the city. 

Developer and manufacturer of thermoplastic and thermoset composites, Toray Advanced Composites, is to expand its plant in Morgan Hill, California, USA, by 6800 m2.

Freudenberg Performance Materials is to present new applications for its microfilament fabric (Evolon) for the manufacture of leather goods at Lineapelle in Milan, Italy, on 19–21 Septembe

SASA Polyester Sanayi AŞ has placed a service order, comprising the supply of original parts and two secure remote-service agreements, for its staple-fibre production systems with Oerlikon Neumag.

Japanese builder of digital printing machinery, Mimaki, is developing a way to remove sublimation dyes from polyester (PES) fabrics so that they can be re-printed again or dyed immediately afterwar

A range of strong, durable and lightweight laminates has been developed by Aluula for the production of fabrics for the canopies and sails used in wind sports.  

The developers of a technology that enables the production of biodegradable polyolefins for use in nonwovens for hygiene applications have received an Innovation Award from INDA at the

The European Union (EU)'s plan to ban the production, use and sale of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) would endanger the production of technical textiles and machinery for the manufactur

The impact of the European Union (EU)'s Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles will be a key topic of discussion at the 62nd edition of the Dornbirn Global Fibre Con

Toray is to increase its capacity for the production of carbon fibres with tow-counts of up to 24 k by over 20% – from 28.9 kt a year to 35 kt a year – by the beginning of 2025. 

A new line for the production of three-dimensional (3D) entangled polymer-filament mats (Enka Solutions) for building, industrial and civil-engineering applications has been started-up by Freudenbe

A knitted patch that could improve the surgical treatment of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) is to be launched by a consortium in Japan. 

A line (FET 100) from Fibre Extrusion Technology for the meltspinning of bicomponent fibres has been installed by CETI at its Polymer Business Unit (BU).

A hub for the research and development (R&D), and production, of sustainable textiles and packaging materials has been established by US manufacturer of polyester (PES) staple fibres, Darling F

An updated version of a device that enables the haptic properties of such as wet wipes, diapers and face masks to be measured objectively has been launched by emtec Electronic GmbH, of Leipzig, Ger

A cheap method for producing thin carbon fibres from polyethylene (PE) precursors is being developed by researchers at  the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) at RWTH Aachen University in Germany. 

3M has reached a US$10.3-billion settlement with a host of US public water suppliers (PWS) to resolve water-pollution claims associated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).