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In what it claims to be a world-first, Teijin Frontier of Osaka, Japan, has developed polymer-control and spinning technologies that enable the mass-production of nanofibres from recycled polyester

Textile-based sensors that can be used to monitor strain and pressure simultaneously, and can be sewn into the fabric of clothing for athletes are being developed by researchers at Qingdao Universi

A waterproof fabric for the production of awnings has been rendered flame-retardant through the application of a transparent, halogen-free polyurethane (PU) coating.

A jacquard weaving technology that enables the production of continuous fabrics with multiple zones of different appearance and functionality has been unveiled by Texon of Saltburn-by-the-Sea, UK.

Partners in Germany have transformed a luxury coach into a mobile testing and vaccination centre, which is fitted with an air-purification system from Mann+Hummel that can filter viruses from the a

A law requiring hospitals to create and maintain a three-month stockpile of N95 face masks, gowns and other items of personal protective equipment (PPE) has been implemented in California, USA.

Two of the leading associations representing the nonwovens industry have reported on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on this sector.

The use of an aramid-fibre nonwoven surfacing veil can significantly improve the abrasion-resistance of composites, according to a recent study undertaken by the manufacturer of the nonwoven, Techn

The Biden Administration has awarded a pair of contracts for the manufacture of over 17 million re-usable face masks, for use in community health centres, food pantries and soup kitchens across the

Natural leather treated with an antimicrobial finish has been launched for use in the aviation, bus, coach and rail sectors by Muirhead of Glasgow, UK.

Flammability in Textiles and Polymers is the latest addition to in the Digital Labs series of educational online events being organised by the American Association of Textile Chemists and

Devan Chemicals is working with Jeanologia to reduce the amount of water consumed during the application of its BI-OME antimicrobial finishes(

The first commercial-scale production run of electronic components for Myant's Skiin range of smart textiles is to be carried-out by electronics manufacturer URtech Manufacturing Inc.

Essity of Stockholm, Sweden, has acquired the distribution rights to the woundcare technology Sorbact in Australia and New Zealand from the Australian company Bayport Brands of Mornington, Victoria

A silver-based antimicrobial treatment for textiles that is durable for fifty washes has been launched by Noble Biomaterials of Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.

Weav3D is to work with Global Alliance Automotive (GAA) AG to promote the use of its economical, high-volume process (also called Weav3D) for the production of composite parts in the automotive ind

An antimicrobial spunbond–meltblown–spunbond (SMS) filtration media suitable for the production of face masks has been launched by HeiQ's newly established Advanced Filtration Media business unit.

The production of nonwovens in Greater Europe in 2020 grew by 7.2% in comparison with 2019, reaching a little over 3 Mt (or 85.9 billion square metres), according to figures collected and compiled

Self-sanitising textile signage for use in such as shops and showrooms has been launched by Marler Haley of Wellingborough, UK.

A plasma-based method for the decontamination of single-use face masks – which could enable them to be re-used –  is being developed by researchers at the University of Southampton in the UK.