Archive: October 2021

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Yarn made from Philippine agricultural waste

The Philippine Textile Research Institute, part of the Department of Science and Technology, has developed a technology that can convert the fibrous materials of an...

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Exports gain momentum for Lithuanian knitwear producer

The third quarter of the year continued an upward trend in the textile export markets for knitwear producer Utenos Trikotažas, part of the SBA Group.

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Expanded range of wetlaid nonwoven sterilisation wraps

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has expanded its Reliance portfolio in the US to include the Dextex range of wetlaid nonwoven sterilisation wraps.

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Fine dust particle filters trialled on delivery vans

A new application for nonwoven fabrics has recently been pioneered by Germany’s Mann+Hummel as the basis for fine dust particle filters for vehicles, which are...

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Shirt gathering data in space

The effects of the space environment on the human cardiovascular system will be evaluated using the new SmartTex shirt, developed by the German Aerospace Center...

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Covid test result within minutes

Using specialised carbon nanotubes, engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed a sensor that can detect SARS-CoV-2 – the coronavirus that causes Covid-19...

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Reusable healthcare isolation gown

Accel Unite has developed a new design for reusable isolation gowns that is claimed to be not only more cost-effective, but also provides better protection...

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FibreCoat closes first financing round

FibreCoat, a composite materials spin-off from the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, has closed a US$3m Series A round of...

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Natural solution for fabric fire safety problem

The UK’s University of Huddersfield has collaborated with textile producer Camira Fabrics, which supplies high-end interior fabrics for a number of industries including public transport,...

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Croatian clothing maker unveils suit with antiviral coating

Croatian clothing manufacturer Varteks has unveiled a men’s suit with an antiviral coating.

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Bio-composites could transform aircraft design

To bring advanced aerospace concepts to life, future materials must be more durable, lightweight and cost-effective than ever before.

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Idled Kazakh wool textile producer could resume operations

Kazakh wool textile producer Caspiy Lana Atyrau could soon resume operations after a pause of several years owing to financial problems.

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New owner for Serbian polypropylene fibre producer

The Bankruptcy Supervision Agency has announced that Beohemija has bought the bankrupt Odzaci, Serbia-based chemical producer Hipol, which manufactures polypropylene and homopolymers under the Hipolen...

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Rodniki-Tekstil expands production in Ivanovo SEZ

Russian textile producer Rodniki-Tekstil has expanded spinning production at its site in the Ivanovo special economic zone.

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Wood-based coatings reduce microbes on hospital curtains

The suitability of safe and environmentally friendly wood-based antimicrobial solutions as replacements for plastics in the hospital environment has been evaluated at a hospital in...

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Threats and opportunities for automotive nonwovens

Nonwovens have expanded rapidly in the automotive sector over the past two decades as automakers and their component suppliers have looked to decrease costs by...

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