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Recyclable aircraft dress cover launched at Aircraft Interiors Expo

Generation Phoenix, in partnership with Sabeti Wain Aerospace and Doy Design, has launched what is claimed to be the aviation industry’s first fully recyclable aircraft...

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Expandable cardiovascular patch for treating CHD

A Japanese consortium comprising Teijin, Fukui Tateami and Osaka Medical and Pharmaceutical University have announced that a novel surgical patch, to be marketed under the...

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ILO and trade unions launch Indonesian worker grievance process

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has developed a grievance application process for Indonesian garment workers in partnership with three trade confederations.

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Vietnam shortlisted for first giga-scale textile-to-textile recycling plant

Stockholm, Sweden-based Syre, which was initiated by Vargas and H&M Group, and launched in March, has received funding to help establish the company’s first two...

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Skirted hernia mesh prevents inversion

A reinforced skirted mesh for use in hernia repair is disclosed by Covidien, now part of Dublin, Ireland-headquartered Medtronic.

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UK government backing for coloured flax fibre

British technology company Hypetex has been awarded a significant grant from Innovate UK to develop the world’s first technical coloured flax fibre, which will have...

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Vocational training programme resuming at Armenian textile factory

The Assarian Vocational Training Program has launched a new round of training at the Lentex textile factory in the village of Akhuryan just outside of...

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Croatian clothing producer’s shareholders approve delisting

Shareholders in Croatian clothing producer Varteks have approved a proposal to delist all of its 5,026,686 shares from the Zagreb Stock Exchange, as well as...

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Powering devices with carbon nanotube yarns

For generating electricity from body heat, researchers at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Japan have developed a carbon nanotube (CNT) yarn with...

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Wound dressing with reinforced fibre web

Materials for the manufacture of absorbent wound dressings having improved strength and handling characteristics have been developed by 3M of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

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VTT pioneers next-generation smart patches

A pilot factory has been developed at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland for the roll-to-roll production of smart wearable patches, which will be...

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Wearing face masks did not reduce risk of Covid-19 infection after first wave

New research from the UK’s University of East Anglia has found that wearing face masks did not lower the risk of Covid-19 infection following the...

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Circular materials partnership for automotive interiors

Global automotive supplier Yanfeng and Trinseo, a speciality material solutions provider, have announced their collaboration in developing circular automotive interior materials.

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NatureWorks secures record financing for PLA plant in Thailand

NatureWorks, a manufacturer of polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymers made from renewable resources, has announced a US$350m finance package from Thailand’s Krungthai Bank, which will be...

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Chinese firms plan to invest in Cambodian silk industry

A delegation from the International Silk Union and the Cathaya Group, a Chinese company specialised in silk textiles and biotechnology, met with the Council for...

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Danish fashion brand expands with new hub in Slovenia

Danish fashion brand Bestseller is expanding with a new local hub in Ljubljana, aimed at increasing business activities in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Hungary, Bosnia and...

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