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A nanocoating that enables air filters to capture airborne or aerosolised droplets of liquid containing SARS-Cov-2, without inhibiting the flow of air through them, has been developed by a

A re-usable digital sensor that can notify caregivers of when an incontinence product needs to be changed has been launched by Essity of Stockholm, Sweden. 

An additive for textiles and coatings has been shown to be highly effective against enveloped viruses, such as SARS-Cov-2, in independent testing.

Essity of Stockholm, Sweden, is to begin selling face masks through its retail and professional hygiene businesses. 

Seven chemical companies have formed an alliance with the aim of reducing the impact that the textile and leather industries have on the environment. 

While short-term demand for surgical masks remains unprecedented owing to the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic, growing awareness of their effectiveness will lead to steady sales growth in the

Berry Global Group Inc is investing in an RF5 line from Reifenhäuser Reicofil for the production of surgical drapes and gowns in Asia. 

Suominen of Helsinki, Finland, has introduced a trio of products to its range of biodegradable, plant-based nonwovens (Biolace).  

Global demand for nonwovens for medical applications will be worth US$2.49 billion in 2020 as healthcare providers battle the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic, according to

Sandler has donated a professorship worth €600 000 to Hof University of Applied Science’s Nonwoven Development Center (VEZ) in Münchberg, Germany. 

Solvay Group of Brussels, Belgium, has launched an antiviral and antibacterial polyamide (PA) yarn.

A superabsorbent polymer (SAP) that can absorb liquid rapidly and retain it, preventing leakage, has been developed by Nippon Shokubai of Osaka and Tokyo, Japan. 

A flame-retardant (FR) carpet for aviation applications is the first to be produced using a binder made from recycled material, according to its developers. 

A German–Dutch consortium is developing industrial methods that will enable clothing made from blends of natural and synthetic fibres to be recycled and converted into yarns and woven fabrics for u

An intumescent nonwoven veil from Technical Fibre Products (TFP) has been shown to enable composites manufactured from a conventional carbon fibre-reinforced epoxy prepreg to pass key elements of a

A range of bio-based reactive hot-melt adhesives for the laminating of textiles has been launched by Jowat of Detmold, Germany. 

Fibre Extrusion Technology (FET) Ltd is to supply a pair of lines to Senbis Polymer Innovations for the development and production of fibres and yarns.   

In a short space of time, three companies have developed the technologies and established the infrastructure necessary for the production of face masks, the authenticity of which can be quickly con

A pair of knitting machines – one of which can be used to produce ear loops for face masks – has been launched by Comez of Cilavegna, Italy. 

Central National of Purchase, New York, USA, is to start selling and distributing fibres and nonwovens made from such as viscose and lyocell.