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Plans to establish five hubs in Europe that can be used to convert waste textiles into high-value products have been revealed by the European Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX) of Brussels

Carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) windscreen frames are to be produced for a high-volume vehicle from BMW by Koller Kunststofftechnik GmbH. 

A trio of face masks manufactured and sold by AirPop have been recognised for their performance and quality by the British Standards Institution (BSI). 

Radiation Shield Technologies (RST) of Coral Gables, Florida, USA, claims to have developed a body suit that provides effective protection against viruses. 

A sensitive and robust strain sensor that can be embedded in textiles and soft robotic systems has been developed by researchers at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

A textile-based wearable device that simultaneously and synchronously monitors and assesses the heart, lungs and upper vascular system of its wearer has received Class II 510(k) clearance from the

A smart shirt designed to assist in the rehabilitation of patients who have suffered from strokes has been developed by designer Jessica Smarsch.

A system for the recycling of face masks, gloves and other items of personal protective equipment (PPE) has been developed by ReWorked of South Milford, UK.

A glass-fibre liner designed specifically for use in small-diameter spiral ducts – with outer diameters of 15–20 cm (6 to 8 inches) – has been launched by Johns Manville (JM) of Denver, Colorado, U

A waterproof jacket treated with an antiviral and antimicrobial finish proven effective against the strain of coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) responsible for the covid-19 pandemic has been unveil

Videos that reveal why masks with exhalation valves do not slow the spread of human coronavirus (covid-19) have been created by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NI

Fabrics featuring fibres of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE, Dyneema Composite Fabrics) are being used by Moncler of Milan, Italy, for the production of skiwear.  

A range of safety products for firefighters, police officers, emergency personnel and other professionals who frequently work in hazardous conditions has been unveiled by Teijin of Tokyo, Japan.

A comfortable and re-usable one-piece medical face mask that can be produced using high-precision air-jet weaving technology is being developed by a consortium in Europe. 

Fabric made from an antimicrobial polyamide (PA) 6.6 yarn (Sensil BodyFresh) developed by NILIT of Migdal Haemek, Israel, has been shown to reduce the activity of Betacoronavirus 1 by 99.85%. 

An antimicrobial nonwoven that can be incorporated into particulate filters has been developed by US companies PureAir Filtration of Norcross, Georgia, and Noble Biomaterials of Scranton, Pennsylva

A smart shirt that can gather data on the lung function of its wearer and coach them on their behaviour has been developed through a 15-month-long project by Kinetic Analysis BV and QUAD Industries

A surgical face mask developed by HanesBrands in partnership with North Carolina State University (NCSU), the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill and UNC Health has been authorised by

Software for optimising the quality of cotton blends for the spinning of fibres is to be integrated into the Rieter Group's suite of digital programmes (Essential).  

A face mask that uses silicon nitride particles to inactivate respiratory viruses is being developed by a producer of the ceramic, Sintx Technologies. 

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