Archive: 2015


ZF TRW launches new side impact airbag

ZF TRW has developed a new airbag designed to help vehicle manufacturers improve side impact protection and also to meet further safety requirements.

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Aerospace certification for nanofibre producer

Revolution Fibres of Auckland, New Zealand, claims to be the world’s first nanofibre producer to meet aerospace industry standards.

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Olea launches 'Internet of Things' seatbelt sensor

Olea Sensor Networks has released a seatbelt vital sign monitor for automotive safety applications that works with next-generation Internet of Things telematics systems inside a…

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New EU fire specification for railway interior textiles

The Railways Interior Expo 2015 held in Prague, Czech Republic, in November, included two conferences; one was dedicated to innovations in train travel and the…

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Bio-based raw materials to meet sustainability demand

Covestro, a supplier of polyurethane dispersions for the global textile coating industry, is continuing to develop its Insqin waterborne polyurethane technology for the technical textiles…

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Cambodia's exports not affected by higher wages

Despite industry concerns that a minimum wage increase to US$128 a month decided earlier this year would hurt Cambodia’s apparel exports, the clothing and footwear…

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Aditya Birla completes viscose production expansion in Indonesia

India-based Aditya Birla Group has completed a 65,000 tonnes/year expansion at its viscose staple plant in Purwakarta, West Java, Indonesia.

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Malaysian fashion industry promotion generates export sales

The recent FACIT@INTRADE and Malaysian Fashion Week 2015 earned MYR126. 5m (US$29.

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Aeropostale announces further expansion in Thailand

Aeropostale, a US-based retailer of casual apparel for young women and men, has announced additional expansion plans in Thailand, which are scheduled to begin in…

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Far Eastern Apparel starts construction of second factory in Vietnam

Taiwan-based Far Eastern Apparel Vietnam has started construction of a 10-hectare clothing factory in the Bac Dong Phu industrial park in Dong Phu district, in…

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Norwegian knitted fabric producer opens new factory in Lithuania

Norwegian-owned Devold, a producer of knitted products, has opened a new plant in Lithuania, which has been its base for 15 years.

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Expansion for Ajara Textile

Ajara Textile was set up in 2008 with investments from Militeks of Turkey when an old tea factory was purchased in the village of Bobokvati…

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2,000 jobs could be created by Tavush textile project in Armenia

The Armenian government is discussing proposals to start textile production in the Tavush border communities.

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HempFlax invests in Romanian hemp cultivation and processing

HempFlax, a Dutch company specialising in hemp processing, has invested €5m in hemp growing and processing in Romania, where its first factory opened in Alba…

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Bulgaria bans sale of four types of children’s clothing

Bulgaria’s Commission for Consumer Protection has banned the sale of four types of children’s clothing found at the beginning of the school year.

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Solvay to open airbag recycling facility in Poland

An EU-backed project that recycles post-industrial technical textile waste, initially from airbags, into high-quality polyamide (PA) 6.

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