Archive: January 2021

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Ultrafabrics and Tapis supply fabric for JetBlue A220

The latest addition to JetBlue’s fleet features Ultraleather Promessa AV, a performance fabric from manufacturer Ultrafabrics and its partner Tapis.

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Volvo Cars Malaysia launches reusable, antimicrobial cotton face mask

Volvo Cars Malaysia has produced a reusable antimicrobial face mask in collaboration with NanoTextile as part of the companies’ sustainability efforts.

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EBRD cotton investment in Uzbekistan under scrutiny

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is expected to approve a loan of US$70m to Indorama Agro for the development of the cotton...

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Soft furnishings for aircraft tested against SARS-CoV-2

MGR Foamtex, a specialist in the design, development and manufacture of passenger upholstery systems for premium cabin seating, has announced that its antimicrobial MGRSafeWall product...

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Johns Manville installs unit for glass fibre recycling in Slovakia

Johns Manville has installed a €10m (US$12m) thermal recycling unit for waste glass fibres at its engineered products plant in Trnava, Slovakia.

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Spontaneous assembly of tough nanoribbons

For the past couple of decades, scientists and engineers have been following nature’s lead, designing molecules that assemble themselves in water, with the goal of...

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Cambodian clothing sector looks to green energy

Implementing sustainable clean energy practices in the clothing sector will make Cambodia an attractive and competitive investment destination, according to the Global Green Growth Institute.

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Inexpensive Covid-19 sensor for face masks

In another development at University of California San Diego, a colour-changing test strip can be attached to a face mask and used to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a...

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Airbag jeans for motorcycle riders

Airbag Inside Sweden has developed Airbag Jeans, a prototype pair of super-strong jeans that have concealed airbags inside the legs that offer riders impact protection.

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Serbian hosiery factory closes after 13 years

The women’s hosiery facility of Emmepi in Kikinda, Serbia, has closed after 13 years of operations in northern Banat.

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Vitosha Venture Partners invests in Bulgarian fashion start-up

Vitosha Venture Partners has invested €690,000 (US$840,000) in a fashion start-up based in Sofia, Bulgaria, one of four initial investments worth a total of €2.

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Nanosensors detect infections in smart bandage

Researchers at the University of Rhode Island have developed a smart bandage that can detect and monitor an infection in a wound via the integration...

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Apparel groups push for better purchasing practices

Nine Asian textile and clothing business associations have joined forces to demand better purchasing practices in an industry struggling with coronavirus (Covid-19) production and supply...

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Launch of absorbent washable underwear

Hygiene and health company Essity is launching new ranges of washable absorbent underwear within its feminine care and incontinence products categories.

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Preventing ulcers with printed sensors

A smart mattress cover has been developed in Germany with the potential to reduce the risk of developing decubitus ulcers – the potentially life-threatening pressure...

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Bluesign award for Thai acrylic fibre producer

Thai Acrylic Fibre, part of the Aditya Birla Group, has become the first acrylic fibre company to become a Bluesign System Partner.

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