Archive: April 2021

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Romanian recycler turning PET bottles into sustainable polyester fibre

Romania-based recycler and producer Green Fiber, part of the Green Group, says it is now transforming more than 2bn polyethylene terephthalate bottles each year into...

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Lithuanian clothing maker to develop About brand

Lithuanian textile and clothing producer Utenos Trikotažas is to establish a subsidiary for the development of the About brand.

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Textile-based interactive vehicle interior using bio-based materials

Researchers at Germany’s Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences from the fields of chemistry, computer science, industrial design and textile technology have developed an innovative automotive...

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Union leaders reinstated at Lululemon supplier in Philippines

Eight union leaders at a Lululemon supplier in the Philippines dismissed in 2019 and 2020, have been reinstated and a collective agreement has been negotiated.

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Collaboration leads to new solutions for safer air travel

Three US-based aircraft interior companies have announced a collaboration to improve the safety of air travellers concerned with coronavirus (Covid-19) infection.

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Rekindling New York’s textile innovation with Nextiles

Nextiles, a New York, USA-based textile manufacturing start-up backed by the National Science Foundation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is launching its smart...

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Virtual interiors for Lexus LF-Z battery electric concept car

Lexus has commissioned designers from various fields to create interior designs for its new battery electric concept vehicle, the LF-Z Electrified, including footwear designer Salehe...

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Nanoscale mechanism improves shock absorption

The pressurised insertion of aqueous solutions into water-repellent nanoporous materials, such as zeolites and metal-organic frameworks, could help to create high-performance energy-absorbing systems, an international...

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Protection against SARS CoV-2 on hospital textiles

The antimicrobial protection of Sanitized T 99-19 on textiles, with nearly 100% efficacy against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus (Covid-19), has been confirmed by...

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Composite yarn spinning for 3D-woven preform production

UK fabric producer Antich & Sons has achieved a step change in its manufacturing capability to produce finished three-dimensional (3D) multilayer woven preforms for advanced...

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Antimicrobial coating for public transport seating

AFFIX Labs and Franz Kiel have struck a deal to use Si-Quat, an antimicrobial coating effective against the virus that causes Covid-19, for the global...

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Survey casts doubt on wearables in healthcare

Wearable devices for healthcare assist consumers rather than clinicians, and their shortcomings are significant, according to a new report by Forrester Research based on interviews...

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Serbia's Luss Textile to produce Philipp Plein jackets

Serbian company Luss Textile has struck a deal with German fashion designer Philipp Plein to produce jackets under the brand that bears his name.

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Extrapack installs new nonwoven lines in Bulgaria

Extrapack, the Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria-based manufacturer of textiles, bags and packaging, recently invested €3. 5m (US$4.

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New firm to create meltblown nonwovens in Thailand

Two PTT subsidiaries have joined together to produce materials for making single-use medical face masks for the global market under a newly established company, Innopolymed,...

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Fibre-based implant for treating life-threatening brain aneurysms

A fibre-based implant that reduces the risks associated with the treatment of brain aneurysms – pathological dilations of the cerebral arteries – is being developed...

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