Archive: March 2021


Energy-efficient autonomous LS-EV

Teijin and partner Applied Electric Vehicles (Applied EV) have developed an energy-efficient, low-speed electric vehicle (LS-EV) prototype for autonomous driving systems and other mobility applications,...

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Vietnamese clothing maker aims to increase revenue by 11%

Restructuring had been the major goal in the transition of garment producer Duc Giang in 2020 amid disrupted global supply chains and stagnating orders for...

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Turkmen cotton harvest used forced labour in 2020

A new report has highlighted the systemic use of forced labour during the 2020 cotton harvest in Turkmenistan, including the implementation of unrealistic targets, a...

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Warp knitting’s simplicity for e-textiles

The benefits of the warp knitting process for the creation of electronic textiles were outlined by Tony Hoojimeijer, president of Karl Mayer North America, during...

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Smart Hemp to open hemp processing factory in Ivanovo

Russian industrial hemp producer Smart Hemp has announced plans to open a hemp processing factory in the Ivanovo region by the end of the year.

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Healing properties with durian’s spiky thorns

An antibacterial gel bandage has been produced from the discarded husks of the popular durian tropical fruit by food scientists from Nanyang Technological University in...

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Philippine Textile Council calls for more support for weavers

To survive and grow in the new normal following the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the Philippine weaving industry needs support not only from consumers but also...

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Superelastic conductor on electrospun mat

A highly permeable and superelastic conductor that can be used for wearable electronic devices capable of withstanding long-time wear has been developed at Hong Kong...

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Huafeng sets new standard in 3D coating

Huafeng, headquartered in Putian, China, is introducing a new process called haptic cushion coating.

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Home of Wool reports record sales during pandemic

Six years ago, in search of natural materials for her home, Rositsa Petrova created a company for wool mattresses and pillows: Home of Wool.

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Composite material for wound dressings

In many existing multilayer wound dressings, in which the layers are laminated by an adhesive and/or mechanical lamination, the absorbent layers can swell and expand...

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Armenian ban on textile imports from Turkey extended

The government of Armenia plans to extend the ban on the imports of Turkish textiles for six months.

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Active purification for Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover has developed a cabin-air purification system that has been shown in laboratory tests to inhibit viruses and airborne bacteria by as much...

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Fibertex Nonwovens invests in North American market

Aiming to capitalise on rising demand for nonwovens, Aalborg, Denmark-based nonwovens producer Fibertex Nonwovens is investing DKK300m (US$48m) to expand capacity and meet the growing...

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Ultra-absorptive nanofibre swabs improve sensitivity

An ultra-absorptive nanofibre swab could reduce the number of false-negative Covid-19 tests by improving sample collection and test sensitivity.

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Thai lingerie factory closure leaves 1,300 jobless

A Thai factory making lingerie for Victoria’s Secret, Triumph and other global brands has closed without notice and locked out 1,388 workers, using the coronavirus...

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