Archive: August 2020


UTT installs finishing line for airbag fabrics

Technical fabric manufacturer UTT, a subsidiary of Thailand-based chemical group Indorama Ventures, has installed a new textile finishing line for airbag fabrics.

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Sustainable waste-wood cabin fabric option

John Horsfall, a UK-based textile manufacturer whose products are used on aircraft worldwide, has developed a new sustainable fabric to replace traditional polypropylene nonwovens used...

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Green PU foams for headliners

Grupo Antolin has developed a new generation of a plant-based polyurethane foam system that can be integrated into headliner substrates.

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Italian start-up patents 100% carbon fibre fabric

A process for producing a 100% carbon fibre fabric has been developed by Italian start-up AB TechLab after seven years of research by co-founder Alessandro...

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Air travel industry interest in antimicrobial technology

Getting people travelling safely again during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a key priority for governments worldwide and a UK-based business could be part of...

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Cleaning and disinfecting transport fabrics and vinyls

Cleaning and disinfection have become hot topics in the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19), with new emphasis on hygiene as an important way to help prevent...

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Philippine fashion professionals urged to join national alliance

The Fashion & Design Council of the Philippines is calling on fashion professionals to join the recently established national alliance – the Philippine Fashion Coalition.

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Cambodia's clothing sector seeks urgent help to stay afloat

Cambodia’s clothing sector had issued a renewed plea for help amid new statistics revealing that more than 150,000 workers have lost their jobs owing to...

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Tax break announced for Indonesian PPE manufacturers

The Indonesian government is helping manufacturers of personal protective equipment (PPE) and household antiseptic products as the number of cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) has increased...

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Myanmar clothing sector struggling as orders slump

Myanmar’s cut, make and pack clothing factories are struggling due to the lack of orders from its major market, the EU.

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Virtual fashion festival planned for Singapore

As brands resort to audience-less, streamed shows, Singapore is planning to host a 10-day virtual fashion festival called The Front Row.

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Fabric production remains an issue for Vietnam's textile industry

Fabric production is a major challenge for Vietnam’s textile and clothing industry when it comes to free trade agreement requirements on product origin.

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Russian expansion for knitted synthetic fabrics

Fabreex aims to become the largest producer of synthetic knitted fabrics in Russia within the next few years through the launch of a new production...

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Fashion brands from Moldova and Belarus ready for EU expansion

Fashion brands from Eastern Europe are still under-represented in the European fashion market.

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Belarusian linen mill invests in clothing factory modernisation

Orsha Linen Mill has invested more than BYR3m (US$1. 2m) in the modernisation of its clothing factory.

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Recovery plan for breakaway state’s textile industry

The Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Transnistria), the breakaway state located between the river Dniester and the Ukrainian border that is internationally recognised as part of Moldova,...

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