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A washable, re-usable diaper made from bio-based and biodegradable materials is to be launched by Sumo of Berlin, Germany. 

Lenzing has completed the construction of a production plant for its Tencel-branded lyocell fibre in Prachinburi, Thailand. 

Andritz is to supply a batt-forming line for the production of Maliwatt products for a wide variety of applications to Romatex Home Textiles (Pty) Ltd in South Africa.

Messe Frankfurt is inviting companies and research institutes to submit their entries for the Innovation Awards to be held during Techtextil and Texprocess

Nanollose reports that it has completed its first pilot-scale trial of the spinning of lyocell fibres from microbial cellulose (MC) sourced from industrial organic and agricultural waste. 

A composite that is made from cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) and epoxy, is stronger and tougher than some types of bone and is harder than typical aluminium alloys has been developed by researchers

A plant that will be able to recycle 50 kt of post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) waste a year (equivalent to two-billion bottles or two-and-a-half billion trays) could be built at Indor

A business for the commercial production and supply of carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRPs) made using recycled carbon fibre is to be established by two companies in Japan. 

DiloGroup of Eberbach, Germany, will use IDEA 2022 to show its latest developments for the production of nonwovens—from fibre opening to the finished felt.

A range of products for the automotive and bedding industries, and technologies for use in many other applications, will be showcased Milliken & Co when it makes its debut at IDEA.

A device that enables the haptic properties of such as wet wipes, diapers and face masks to be measured objectively will be shown by emtec Electronic GmbH at IDEA 2022

Two Patent applications outlining technologies associated with the production of spider silk using transgenic silkworms and filed by Kraig Biocraft Laboratories have been published by the United St

A lightweight, strong and cost-effective woven carbon-fibre fabric has been developed by Teijin Ltd, of Tokyo, Japan, using its proprietary tow-spreading technology. 

Jowat of Detmold, Germany, is to show what it describes as sustainable adhesives for the production of filter media at Filtech 2022.

Systems for the bonding of high-loft nonwovens and geotextiles are to be highlighted by Brückner Textile Technologies of Leonberg, Germany, on its stand at IDEA 2022

A range of antimicrobial treatments developed by Livinguard for application to textiles are to be distributed by Textilcolor AG following the signing of an agreement by the two companies.  

Fibres that are made by Spinnova from cellulosic biomass are being used by adidas for the production of a knitted hooded sweatshirt. 

A woven textile-based display that also features fibre-based devices capable of wireless power transmission, touch-sensing, photodetection, environmental/biosignal monitoring and energy storage is

Teijin Ltd of Tokyo, Japan, is now able to sell prepregs with polypropylene (PP)/polycarbonate (PC), PC and polyamide (PA) matrices. 

A hub for the demonstration of a waterless dyeing system developed by Alchemie Technology of Cambridge, UK, is to be established in Taiwan.