Archive: 2020

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Studies identify niche products for Philippine exporters to EFTA

The Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) has launched its studies on Philippine products with big market potential in European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries –…

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FET hits £25m sales in medical device sector

Fibre Extrusion Technology (FET) of Gildersome, Leeds, UK, reports sales exceeding £25m in the biomedical sector when its 40th melt spinning system was installed recently…

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Bestseller to limit Covid-19 spread in Myanmar's clothing sector

Denmark-based fashion clothing company Bestseller is working in collaboration with German development agency GIZ to develop a communications campaign for Myanmar’s clothing sector that will…

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Visions for the future of mobility

In a recent online event, German manufacturer Freudenberg Performance Materials (FPM) brought experts and users together to discuss the potential of performance and lightweight materials…

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STeP certification for Klopman’s Jakarta plant

Klopman Argo International has obtained the highest level (Level 3) of STeP certification by Oeko-Tex.

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Russia reduces imports of textiles and clothing

Russian imports of Chinese and Turkish textiles and clothing decreased in the second half of 2020 owing to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and decline of…

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Front trunk launched based on Ultra-Silent

Switzerland-based Autoneum has developed a “frunk” (front trunk) made of Ultra-Silent, its lightweight, noise-reducing and sustainable technology initially designed for electric vehicle (EV) underbodies.

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Indonesian viscose producer publishes sustainability progress report

Asia Pacific Rayon (APR), which claims to be Asia’s first fully integrated viscose fibre producer that sources its raw materials from a renewable industrial plantation,…

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Bronka Group to invest in Russian spinning plant

Russian financial and investment holding Bronka Group is considering investing RUB1. 5bn (US$18.

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Kazakh textile factory on verge of bankruptcy

The Atyrau Textile Factory, one of the largest and oldest textile enterprises in Kazakhstan, could be closed owing to financial problems and a lack of orders.…

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Embroidered e-textiles for automotive interiors

Embroidery has been a well-established textile decoration technology for decades.

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Estonian clothing maker to stop production of menswear

Listed Estonian clothing manufacturer and retailer Baltika Group has announced that it will cease production of men’s garments, because men are no longer buying clothing,…

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Seamless textile-sensing solutions for car seats

A considerable number of vehicle accidents can be attributed to driver drowsiness: several studies have concluded that drowsiness while driving contributes to traffic-related morbidity and…

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ASEAN workers cut back on food as pandemic hits wages

Workers in many ASEAN countries sewing clothing for major fashion brands are “going hungry” and taking out loans to feed their families owing to pay…

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Face mask 2.0 for viral communication

Donut Robotics – a Japanese venture founded in 2014 out of a garage in Fukuoka – has been inundated with enquiries from international marketing companies in the past few…

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Smart fabric senses through ‘implicit input’

Capacativo is a Microsoft smart fabric that can detect different non-metallic objects ranging from avocados to credit cards.

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