Archive: 2018


Porcher Industries inaugurates new manufacturing site in Zhejiang

Porcher Industries officially opened its new Chinese technical textile manufacturing site – Zhejiang Porcher Industries New Material – on 22 November.

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Drone parachute manufactured from Dyneema

Indemnis of Anchorage, Alaska, USA, has developed an innovative parachute for getting drones back on the ground safely, especially if the craft is falling in...

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ZF redevelops external pre-crash airbag

Transmission supplier ZF has revealed an airbag-based strategy for autonomous vehicles.

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TFP to increase capacity by 50%

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) has announced a planned capacity increase of 50% by 2020.

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Consortium to develop bio-sourced composites using long bamboo fibres

A group of companies have come together to design bio-sourced technical composites for the aerospace industry based on long bamboo fibres.

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Adding graphene to jute fibres could give natural alternative to man-made materials

Scientists from the UK’s University of Manchester have combined graphene with jute to create what is claimed to be a world’s first for graphene-strengthened natural...

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Uniqlo acquires stake in Vietnamese women’s fashion firm

Japan’s Uniqlo has acquired a 35% stake in Hanoi, Vietnam-based women’s fashion products maker Elise, which has more than 100 stores across the country.

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Sixty nine clothing factories open in Cambodia in first nine months

Cambodia’s clothing industry saw 69 new factories open in the first nine months of this year, with 32 others closing during the period, according to...

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Uniqlo refuses to contribute to fund to assist Indonesian workers

After pressure from international campaigners, Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo agreed to meet with representatives of former workers of the Jaba Garmindo factory, which went bankrupt...

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Fabric-based RFID passes magnetic resonance safety testing

MDT Innovations has revealed that its Mi-Linotag 330 UHF RFID linen tags have been successfully tested at a renowned magnetic resonance imaging testing facility.

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Chinese firm to establish textile mill in Cagayan

A Chinese company is setting up its textile business in the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport (CSEZF) as the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA)...

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Fire at Thai polyester plant shuts production line

A fire at Indorama Polyester Industries on the Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate, Rayong, Thailand, on 5 November has led to the suspension of operations...

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Uzbek exports of raw cotton and yarn to end in 2019

Uzbekistan plans to suspend exports of raw cotton, yarn and other semi-finished products in 2019 in favour of exports of ready-made textiles.

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Ural Textiles starts production of polyester fleece fabrics

Ural Textiles has started production of polyester fleece fabrics at a new site at the Sverdlovsk Worsted Mill in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

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Adjara Textile commissions textile factory in Georgia

Georgian textile producer Adjara Textile has commissioned a new plant in Poti, which will create more than 1,000 new jobs.

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Ecovolve moves production from France to Bulgaria

Ecovolve, which produces bed linen, pillows and quilts, established in France in 2012 by Milena and Lionel Mestre, has moved production to Borča, north of...

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