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An online event featuring conferences, competitions, awards ceremonies and opportunities for networking is to be hosted by JEC Group of Paris, France, on 1–2 June 2021.

A textile finish that reduces the presence of the allergens found in cat hairs and dog hairs has also been proven effective against pollen in testing undertaken by independent laboratory BMA-Labor

Fabrics made from fibres coated with particles of silicon nitride inactivate SARS-Cov-2, the virus responsible for the human coronavirus pandemic, shortly after contact, according to the m

Developer of a process that enables fibres to be produced from cellulosic biomass, Spinnova, and wood-pulp producer Suzano are to invest approximately €22 million to build a commercial-scale fibre-

An armband that could be used to monitor the electrical activity of its wearer's heart – eliminating the need for conventional wired electrodes – is being developed by researchers at North Carolina

A fully automated line able to produce up to 50 000 face masks a day has been launched by Autefa Solutions of Friedberg, Germany.

Researchers in the USA are using X-ray microcomputed tomography to capture three-dimensional (3D) images of the surface of fabrics in order to determine how they will interact with human skin.

An antimicrobial additive that can be used with detergent in washing machines to inactivate bacteria, viruses and fungi on textile surfaces during laundering has been launched by Smart Inovation of

A para-aramid nanofibre has been developed as a separator for lithium-ion batteries.


Huntsman Textile Effects is to become the exclusive distributor of Sciessent's antimicrobial and odour-controlling additive and finishes following the signing of an agreement by the two companies.

An extended family of non-halogenated, durable water-repellent (DWR) finishes that are free from alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEOs) and fluorine has been unveiled by Rudolf Group of Geretsried, German

Nonwovens Ibérica has installed the first line for the production of meltblown nonwovens in Spain at its facility in Muro de Alcoy, where it also has its headquarters.

After consulting with its customers and partners, JEC Group of Paris, France, has decided to postpone the 2021 edition of JEC World.

Italian Manufacturer of reinforced thermoplastics, Xenia Materials, has signed a partnership agreement with Jiejiayou (Shenzhen) Material Technology Co Ltd.

Wool fabric-based sensors that can be used to monitor such as human motion while remaining breathable, flexible and comfortable to wear are been developed by researchers at RMIT University in Melbo

Developer of systems for waterless dyeing and high-throughput digital finishing, Alchemie Technology of Cambridge, UK, has received financial backing from At One Ventures and H&M Group's invest

The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX) of Brussels, Belgium, is calling on the European Commission (EC) and the Member States of the European Union (EU) to set the conditions to e

Polyester (PES) and polyamide (PA) microplastics shed from textiles may inhibit the growth and repair of lung tissue, according to researchers in Europe.

A high-performance textile developed by Heathcoat Fabrics of Tiverton, UK, for the production of parachutes has enabled the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s Perseverance ro

A face mask coated with particles of silicon nitride that inactivate respiratory viruses could be launched later in 2021 following the signing of a licensing agreement between the producer of the p