Archive: October 2020


Stretchable electronic skin reacts to pain

Electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like real skin will open the way to better prosthetics, smarter robotics and non-invasive alternatives to skin grafts....

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Haemostatic dressing for gunshot wounds

A wound dressing with haemostatic, coagulation-promoting and biocidal properties for treating gunshot wounds in particular has been developed by Speed Care Mineral of Neubrandenburg, Germany.

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Measurement system for vehicle acoustics

Switzerland-based Autoneum, a supplier of vehicle insulation and acoustic solutions, has launched a new tool to measure the acoustic insulation and transmission loss of components...

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Gulf Air installs Recaro economy-class seats on A321neo

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, is deploying CL3710 economy-class seats from Recaro Aircraft Seating on its new A321neoLR aircraft, the first of 29...

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Flax fibres composite in body panels of delivery vehicle

Swedish start-up Volta Trucks is developing an electric vehicle (EV) designed for inner-city freight deliveries.

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Five fingers, one sensor

A team led by Professor Sungho Jo from the School of Computing at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) collaborated with Professor Seunghwan Ko from...

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Automotive Interiors Expo events postponed

The 2020 edition of Automotive Interiors Expo, which was due to be held in Stuttgart, Germany, on 10–12 November, has been cancelled.

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How mobility trends will affect the automotive interior

Future vehicles will have more connected mobility with a premium interior, according to Stahl, a supplier of chemistry for coatings, processing and treatments of various...

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Textile-engineered prostheses

Methods for making improved textile-engineered prostheses, such as tracheas, vascular grafts and bioreactor containers, have been developed by Secant Group.

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Natural fibres used in F1 racing seat

Woking, UK-based McLaren has developed a natural fibre racing seat, which is considered to be the first Formula One car part to be made of...

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NUS Glove

Next-generation smart gloves for gamers

While the concept of controlling a game using the hands via gloves is not new, the main problems have always been weight and flexibility.

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High-protection medical fabric range enhanced

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has launched TrustShield Biological, a personal protective apparel medical fabric designed to shield against hazardous pathogens in the operating room, and clinical and laboratory...

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Philippine clothing makers expect 21,000 redundancies

Philippine clothing exporters expect to cut around 21,000 jobs this year as orders from the US plunge, prompting workers to call on international brands, including...

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Indonesian textile and clothing industry dips 14.2%

According to Statistics Indonesia (BPS), the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has aggravated issues related to competitiveness in Indonesia’s textile and clothing industry, which contracted by 14.

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Fibertex Personal Care expands Malaysian nonwovens production facilities

The Denmark-based Fibertex Personal Care Group is investing DKK250m (US$296m) in two production lines for the hygiene industry – a speciality nonwovens line in Malaysia...

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Myanmar clothing factory orders fall by 75%

Clothing factories in Myanmar have seen orders fall by 75% year on year owing to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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