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A finish that, when applied to textiles, releases synbiotics (prebiotics and probiotics) to the skin of its wearer has been launched by HeiQ.

A haemostatic patch that can stop bleeding an average of six times faster than the leading commercial sealant patch has been launched by Ethicon of Raritan, New Jersey, USA. 

Jack Wolfskin is to replace the chemical-intensive hydrophobic down it uses in some of its apparel with a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)-free alternative developed by Allied Feather + D

The developer of a chemical-free, biology-based method for dyeing fabrics was selected as one of fifteen finalists for the 2023 Earthshot Prize.  

Baldwin Technology will showcase its non-contact precision-spray system (TexCoat G4) at ITMA Asia + CITME in Shanghai, China, on 19–23 November 2023.

A range of nonwovens made from polylactic acid (PLA) has been developed by PFNonwovens, of Prague, Czechia, using its Reifenhäuser Reicofil RF5 technology.

 Asahi Kasei is to showcase elastane fibres that are made using recycled material or degrade partially in industrial composting facilities, a per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS)-free waterpr

A crimped bicomponent fibre that imparts a durable, soft hand, low shrinkage and high uniformity to knitted fabrics has been launched by The Lycra Co of Wilmington, Delaware, USA. 

There will be significant changes to the Management Board of Freudenberg Performance Materials, as current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Frank Heislitz and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Thomas Herr

The developer of a lightweight, durable and comfortable fabric for the production of military uniforms has been presented with an accolade at the Protective Clothing Industry Association Worldw

A titanium oxide-based photocatalyst could be used to remove toxic dyes from wastewater according to researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. 

TreeToTextile has been named one of the winners of the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) Start-up Awards 2023 for its development of a cheap and efficient method for pr

A chemical-resistant and breathable polyurethane (PU)-coated fabric has been developed for the production of hospital-mattress covers by Trelleborg Engineered Coated Fabrics. 

A hybrid pasting material made from cellulosic and polymeric fibres for use in lead-acid batteries has been launched by Ahlstrom of Helsinki, Finland. 

A jacket that features a metallic, radiant barrier-coated membrane made using aluminium from used coffee capsules has been developed by three companies in Switzerland.

A porous tubular textile ring that can be used to introduce sterile, particle-free air to a surgical site and can thereby reduce the occurrence of infections during operations is being developed by

A liquid-crystal polymer (LCP) fibre that changes shape in response to thermal stimuli is being developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, USA. 

Toray, of Tokyo, Japan, has developed what it claims to be the world's strongest carbon fibre. 

A line for the finishing of technical textiles is to be showcased by Monforts at ITMA ASIA + CITME, which takes place in Shanghai, China, on 19–23 November 2023.

A bio-based coating that can be used to slow the rate at which fabrics made from natural fibres biodegrade, making them more suitable for use in civil engineering applications, is being developed b