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Manufacturers of technical textiles and nonwovens are increasingly adopting magnetic rollers for the finishing of wide-width materials, according to Monforts of Mönchengladbach, Germany.

Chemicals multinational, Nippon Shokubai has signed an agreement with Marine Nano-Fiber to promote the use of chitin nanofibres and hydrolysed chitin nanofibres in cosmetics.

Up to 50 million nonwoven face masks a month are to be manufactured in Germany and distributed in Europe by a pair of companies established by Düsseldorf-based purchasing consultancy, Kloepfel Grou

Coating face masks with graphene could make them easier to sterilize and re-use, according to a team of researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in China.

Systems that enable carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) parts to be produced using additive manufacturing (AM) processes have been launched by MakerBot of New York City, USA.

A durable textile coating that can repel liquids such as blood and saliva, and can also prevent bacteria and viruses from adhering to its surface, is being developed by researchers in the USA.

The mechanisms by which the mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of composites are improved through the addition of graphene materials are to be explored by Haydale of Ammanford, UK, throu

A flexible supercapacitor that can use human sweat as an electrolyte, and could potentially generate enough power to run exercise monitors and other electronic devices has been developed by researc

Recyclable epoxy resins from Aditya Birla have been used in the series production of composite parts such as fins for surfboards by Cobra International.

The UK-based developers of a recyclable and lightweight carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) spaceframe for passenger rail carriages have been presented with a 2020 JEC Innovation Awar

To help meet global demand for face masks, Berry Global is to install a new line for the production of meltblown nonwovens at its facility in Berlin, Germany.  

With nonwovens in short supply following a surge in demand during the human coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Global Protective Gear of Orange County, California, USA, has developed an alternative f

A company in New Zealand has launched a wool-based acquisition–distribution layer (ADL) for single-use hygiene products and woundcare products.

Coats Digital has launched variants of its software tailored specifically for manufacturers that are modifying their production facilities and supply chains for the production of personal protectiv

The effects that the chemical functionalisation of few-layer graphene (FLG) flakes has on the mechanical properties of composites reinforced with these nanomaterials has been investigated using adv

Low & Bonar of London, UK, is to be integrated into the Performance Materials Business Group of the Freudenberg Group, now that it has been acquired by the Weinheim, Germany-based company.

Aspen Surgical Products of Caledonia, Michigan, USA, a supplier of disposable surgical products, has acquired Precept Medical Products of Arden, North Carolina, USA, a manufacturer of single-use no

A polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) compound containing particles of bismuth trioxide could be used in place of traditional materials such as lead to provide protection from radiation, according to the

Carbon nanotube (CNT)-based nonwoven mats that can capture and destroy an animal coronavirus, a close relative of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, are being developed by researchers in th

The transport of energy in an artificial photosynthetic system made from nanofibres is being investigated by researchers at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands.