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An updated hotmelt coating and laminating unit for the production of breathable sportswear, rainwear and protective clothing is to be shown by Cavitec at Techtextil.

Kimberly-Clark is to sell its personal protective equipment (PPE) business (KCPPE) to Ansell for US$640 million through a deal that is expected to conclude in September 2024.

A range of looms for the weaving of technical textiles will be showcased by Itematech at Techtextil in Frankfurt, Germany, on 23–26 April 2024.

A unit dedicated to the air-knife coating and knife-over-roller coating of textiles is to be launched by Monforts, of Mönchengladbach, Germany, at Techtextil.

Eastman Chemical has announced its intent to build what will be its third facility for the molecular recycling of waste plastics at its location in Longview, Texas, USA.

Hwasung International will become the first South Korean supplier of textiles to offer products treated with a perfluorinated chemicals (PFC)-free, water-repellent finish (Empel) from Green Theme T

The developer of a co-polymer bonding process that enables it to fuse fabrics and films together to create laminates without using adhesives, Aluula, is to develop products through a research proje

A direct-to-textile three-dimensional (3D) printing system (3DFashion) is to be showcased by Stratasys, of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA, at Texprocess.

A microfactory for the production of fully finished filter bags has been developed and delivered to a customer by ACG Kinna Automatic and ACG Nyström, both of Borås, Sweden, in partnership with Juk

A technology centre established by Oerlikon Neumag in Neumünster, Germany, for the development of polyester (PES) staple fibres is now also available to customers for tests on continuous inline pil

A highly lofted synthetic down and a loose-fill insulation have been launched by PrimaLoft Inc of Latham, New York, USA.

A flexible, thin-film moisture-sensor that can be incorporated into diapers has been developed by Toray of Tokyo, Japan.

US recycler of textiles, Leigh Fibers has acquired its compatriot, textile-waste management specialist Martex Fiber, which it has renamed Revive Fiber.

Nonwovens for car seats, green roofs and packaging will be showcased by Freudenberg Performance Materials, of Weinheim, Germany, at Techtextil

High-performance nonwovens for the automotive and hygiene industries will be among the highlights on Sandler's stand at Techtextil.

Subdued demand for its fibres, and escalating prices for raw materials and energy had a significant impact on Lenzing Group's earnings in 2023.

While Swiss manufacturer of spinning machinery, Rieter, generated solid revenues in 2023, the company is currently facing a drastic decrease in incoming orders.

Supplier of materials for acoustic and thermal management to the automotive industry, Autoneum, is increasing its production capacities in Asia with new plants in Changchun, China, and Pune, India.

The developer of technology that enables the recycling of cotton-rich textile waste and other pulp-based materials into cellulosic fibres (called Infinna), Infinited Fiber Co (IFC) of Espoo, Finlan

A tape-based composite that demonstrates in-plane isotropy, and high strength and stiffness, has been launched by Oxeon AB of Borås, Sweden.