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Hohenstein of Bönnigheim, Germany, has developed what it claims to be the first standard for determining the compression behaviour of sportswear. 

Technologies for the recycling of superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) from used disposable diapers are being developed by a trio of companies in Japan.

A standard that will enable the size of the nanoparticles used in such as antibacterial coatings for textiles to be determined accurately has been developed by ASTM International of West Conshohock

SDL Atlas has unveiled the latest version of its system for testing the flammability of apparel and vertically oriented fabrics to European standards.

An affordable air purifier for small indoor spaces has been launched by IKEA of Delft, The Netherlands.  

A range of prepregs with novel cosmetic finishes is to be supplied through a partnership established in the UK. 

A range of re-usable, general-purpose face masks made from Ascend Performance Materials (APM)’s Acteev Protect range of antibacter

Manufacturer of graphene additives, Applied Graphene Materials (AGM), is to target the Turkish coatings and polymers sector following the signing of a distribution agreement with Gobarr Kimya Ticar

Electrospinning processes for the production of thermochromic fibres – which change colour in response to changes in temperature – from liquid crystals are being developed by researchers at Virgini

Inspired by organisms such as fish and insects that are able to produce and emit visible wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation, a researcher at the University of Borås in Sweden has created lumi

Hollingsworth & Vose (H&V) of East Walpole, Massachusetts USA, is to increase its capacity to produce its Technostat electret filtration media. 

A quick and easy way to manufacture piezoresistive textiles so that they remain thin, stretchable and supple is being developed by researchers at Saarland Informatics Campus (SIC) at Saarland Unive

Flexible luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) that can be applied to textiles and could be used to power everyday electronic devices are being developed by researchers at Empa in St Gallen and ET

Global fastenings manufacturer YKK has worked with wearable technology specialist Lifekey to develop an interactive zip fastener called TouchLink.

Knitted gloves that demonstrate antibacterial properties have been launched by GHS Holdings of Bethel, Connecticut, USA. 

A process based on the use of electrical fields to drive dry powders into substrates developed by Fibroline is to be used in the development of wipes, pads and cosmetics. 

Oerlikon subsidiary Teknoweb Materials is to market and sell innovative technology for the production of wipes developed by Procter & Gamble (P&G), following the signing of an exclusive glo

A washable, single-layer face mask made entirely from polyamide (PA) quickly eliminates 99.9% of the bacteria and viruses with which it comes into contact, according to its manufacturer, zwissTEX. 

A fabric that is designed to capture heat from the sun and trap warmth has been launched for the production of jackets by Columbia Sportswear of Portland, Oregon, USA. 

A face mask featuring a durable treatment of zinc oxide nanoparticles that provides effective protection from SARS-Cov-2 is to be launched in the UK by Sonovia. 

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