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A flexible, washable wearable device that – when screen-printed onto clothing such as a shirt – can harvest and store energy from the human body is being developed by a team of researchers from the

A cross-industry coalition has been established to share knowledge regarding, and develop methods for, the recycling and re-purposing of products made using Royal DSM's ultra-high molecular weight

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, is now being used by su

A washable, comfortable and antiviral polyester (PES) textile from Toray Industries of Tokyo, Japan, has been proven effective against the SARS-Cov-2 virus responsible for the human corona

Berry Global has invested in a hydroentanglement line for the production of substrates for disinfecting wipes from such as biodegradable or recycled materials.

Researchers in the USA have received US$250 000 in funding to develop further a process for improving the mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRPs) t

A series of webinars covering the development of smart textiles has been organised by the European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing (Textile ETP) of Brussels, Belgium, in

Four needlepunch lines capable of producing a total of 30 million metres of microfibre-based nonwovens a year have been ordered by Chongqing Double Elephant Microfiber Material Co Ltd in Chongqing

One of the UK's largest retailers, Worksop-based Wilko, has launched a scheme for the collection and recycling of single-use face masks. 

Nonwovens manufacturer Sandler of Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany, says that it had a successful year in 2020—despite the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic.

Teijin Frontier Co Ltd of Osaka, Japan, has established a company in Gurugram, India, in order to grow its business in the country. Called Teijin Frontier India, the company will begin to operate o

A textile suitable for the production of composting tarpaulins has been launched by Alpex Protection, a manufacturer of waterproof, breathable and flexible materials based in Saint-Chamond, France.

A comfortable knitted sleeve that can be worn on the knee and can be used to track its motion is being developed by Footfalls & Heartbeats.

Lines for the manufacture of meltblown fabrics and their conversion into face masks have been started-up by packaging and paper manufacturer Mondi at its site in Gronau, Germany.

A Polish producer of nonwovens plans to use a needlepunch line from Andritz Group to manufacture technical felts for furniture and geotextiles from fibres obtained from garment waste.

A flexible, breathable and durable large-area textile display has been developed by researchers at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

Threads made from electrically conductive cellulose could enable the environmentally sustainable production of smart textiles, according to the developers in Sweden. 

Decommissioned composite wind-turbine blades are to be used to reinforce concrete by HS2 Ltd, the Birmingham-based developer of a high-speed railway linking major UK cities.

A polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) hollow-fibre membrane that is permeable to water while acting as a barrier to microbes is being developed by Toray Industries of Tokyo, Japan.

Fibertex Nonwovens of Aalborg, Denmark, is investing €40.4 million (DKK300 million) to increase its production capacity for nonwovens in North America.