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Manufacturer of artificial silk, AMSilk, has announced plans to scale-up its production capacity by several thousand tonnes a year and expand its production network outside of Europe.

A consortium has been formed in the UK to tackle the challenge of recycling composites used in the marine industry. 

Complete production lines for needlepunched nonwovens are to be sold under the name of T-Suprema by Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers GmbH and Texnology Srl, following the signing of a co

Dissolving pulp sourced from textile waste by Renewcell is to be used by HeiQ to produce its cellulose filament yarn (AeoniQ)

A range of reinforced thermoplastics produced from on recycled or bio-based raw materials is being developed by Lanxess of Cologne, Germany. 

A simplified process for the production of fibres from boron-nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) is being developed by researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, USA. 

An extended range of acoustic insulation for blocking and absorbing the sounds generated by the drives of electric vehicles has been unveiled by Autoneum of Winterthur, Switzerland.

Andritz has updated its wetlaid/hydroentaglement (wetlace) carded pulp (CP) pilot line for the production of wipes from carded staple fibres, pulp and combinations of the two, at its competence cen

The developer of a range of bio-based binders that can be used in place of conventional binders to create biodegradable nonwovens and textiles was presented with an Innovation Award at

A perfluorinated compound (PFC)-free finish (Smartrepel Hydro SR liq) that repels water-based stains and a treatment (Perapret AIR liq) that removes pollutants from the air were launched by Archrom

Andritz is to supply batt-forming equipment for a needlepunch line producing polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) filtration products at Yanpai Filtration Technology Co Ltd's site in Tiantai, China. 

At Techtextil, Kelheim Fibres was presented with an Innovation Award for its development of washable cellulose-based nonwovens for use in absorbent hygiene products.

Monforts of Mönchengladbach, Germany, is introducing a range of modular upgrades that can be added to its existing finishing lines.

Infinited Fiber Co (IFC) has chosen a closed paper mill in Kemi, Finland, to house a €400-million facility capable of producing 30 kt of regenerated cellulose fibres (Infinna) a year. 

Slings manufactured from ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE, Dyneema from Royal DSM) produced using post-consumer plastic waste as a feedstock have been supplied to Heerema Marine Con

Supplier of speciality chemicals to the textiles industry, Archroma, and the developer of a non-contact precision-spray finishing system (TexCoat G4), Baldwin Technology Co Inc, are to work togethe

A prototype weft-knitting machine capable of multiaxial yarn insertion and a computer-aided design (CAD) system are to be showcased by Shima Seiki of Wakayama, Japan, at Techtextil

Avient Corp has expanded its range of long fibre-reinforced composites made using post-industrial recycled content (Complēt R)(

A mint-based finish that traps malodours has been developed by HeiQ of Zurich, Switzerland, and Patagonia of Ventura, California, USA. 

A sewing thread that is highly resistant to extreme weather conditions has been launched by Amann Group of Bönnigheim, Germany. 

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