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Jacob Holm reports that its plastic-free nonwoven for wipes (SoftFlush) disintegrates and disperses readily enough in water for it to be awarded

A bio-based alternative to the resorcinol formaldehyde latex (RFL) adhesives typically used to ensure that a good bond is formed between mechanical rubber products and the yarns reinforcing them ha

A flame-retardant (FR), carbon fibre-reinforced polycarbonate (PC) compound that is made using bio-based and recycled materials, and displays the same properties as the incumbent made entirely from

A soft-armour vest made primarily from Royal DSM's unidirectional (UD) ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE, Dyneema) is to be supplied to Sao Paulo police by MKU Ltd.   

In response to increasing demand for its products, Fibertex Nonwovens of Aalborg, Denmark, has announced that it is investing approximately €40.4 million (DKK300 million) to increase its production

As it looks expand its operations in the polymer-processing market, Oerlikon has signed an agreement to acquire the developer of hot runner systems (which convey molten plastic into the cavities of

A system for the collection and chemical recycling of used polyester (PES) textiles is to be established by three companies in Japan. 

With a global market worth US$51 862 million in 2021, the nonwovens industry faired reasonably well during the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic, supplying critical products such as face masks

Nonwovens could soon be manufactured from biodegradable polyolefins through a partnership between Polymateria Global, Avgol and Indorama Ventures.

The developer of technology that enables the recycling of cotton-rich textile waste and other pulp-based materials – such as used cardboard, rice and wheat straw – into cellulosic fibres with the n

The Institute for Textile Technology (ITA) at RWTH Aachen University in Germany is to work with consultant, AMAC GmbH, also of Aachen, to strengthen and develop its composites-related business.

Amarande SAS is to use an elliptical cylinder pre-needler supplied by Andritz Group to produce heavy felts from shoddy and natural fibres.

A range of polyurethanes (PUs) that are produced using feedstocks derived from carbon dioxide (CO2) captured from industrial processes has been developed by Stahl of Waalwijk, The Nether

The development of a database of mechanical properties that could be used to certify the suitability of though-thickness reinforced composite sandwich panels for aerospace applications is proposed

A general-purpose face mask (Work Week) made from a bicomponent spunbond (Captur) has been launched by Aries of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

A fibre-based implant (called OccluTex) that reduces the risks associated with the treatment of brain aneurysms is being developed by the RWTH Aachen University Clinic in Germany.

A self-sanitising glove designed to help prevent viruses and bacteria being transmitted through touch has been launched by uvex Safety Ltd of Farnham, UK.

Annabel of Ghent, Belgium, is now using a halogen-free coating to render its textiles for use in furniture flame-retardant.

The Albaad Group of Massuot Yitzhak, Israel, is investing around €50 million in a line for the production of biodegradable nonwovens from natural fibres—for use in flushable wipes for a variety of

The European Smart Textiles Accelerator, SmartX Europe(1), is to provide a little over €1 million to fund the development of ten new