Archive: November 2021

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Hologram developed to tackle textile counterfeiting

A British university has discovered a method of embedding a hologram onto yarn to prevent counterfeiting in the apparel industry.

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Toray unveils biomimetic fabric

Toray Industries has unveiled a polyester filament fabric that mimics the structure of hair and wool, providing a smooth and supple texture.

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Smart bandage for chronic wound monitoring

Researchers in Singapore have developed a smart wearable sensor that can conduct real-time, point-of-care assessment of chronic wounds wirelessly via an app on a mobile...

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Launch of self-disinfecting medical apparel

Livinguard, a supplier of self-disinfecting hygiene technology, has launched a range of permanent self-disinfecting medical apparel, including scrubs, underscrubs and laboratory coats.

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Kyrgyz clothing factory investments total US$454,000

Last September, Cool Bro’s organised a celebration for the first year of operation of its factory in Kyzyl-Kiya, reports the US Embassy in Kyrgyzstan.

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Integrated cooling textile for perspiration management

Researchers at Stanford University, California, USA, have developed an integrated cooling textile called i-Cool with a functional structure designed for personal perspiration management.

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Headliner substrate made from plastic waste and used tyres

Tier 1 automotive supplier Grupo Antolin has developed what it claims to be the first car headliner substrate produced by thermoforming a polyurethane foam with...

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Indonesian viscose producer unveils ambitious sustainability agenda

Asia Pacific Rayon, Indonesia’s largest integrated viscose producer located in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau, has launched its 10-year sustainability vision.

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Italian hosiery company dismisses workers in Serbia

A group of workers made redundant by Italian-owned hosiery producer Valy in Loznica, Serbia, have staged a protest in front of the factory in connection...

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Bulgarian carpet maker opens retail park in Sliven

Bulgarian carpet and rug manufacturer Decotex has opened a retail park in Sliven following an investment of €2m (US$2. 2m).

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Biosensors measure electrical impulses

A chemical engineer at the University of Utah has developed a process that transforms apparel fabric into biosensors that measure the electrical activity of muscles...

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Vietnam's clothing exports set to hit US$38bn in 2021

Revenues of Vietnam’s clothing exports are set to average US$3bn in the last two months of 2021, which will result in a total of US$38bn...

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Extended-range NFC fabric for battery-free communication

US engineers at the University of California, Irvine have integrated advanced metamaterials into flexible textiles to create a system capable of battery-free communication between articles...

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Hyundai's Seven concept offers family living space

South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai recently unveiled its Seven autonomous vehicle concept that incorporates a range of features intended to improve both sustainability and occupant safety...

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Prototype glove looks familiar

On 16 November, the Reality Labs team at Meta (formerly known as Facebook) released video footage of chairman and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg trialling...

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Concept Recharge visualises path towards sustainable mobility

Labelled a manifesto for Volvo Cars’ future, the Swedish car maker’s pure electric Concept Recharge has given a vision into its future design language and...

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