Archive: January 2022


E-textiles power supply: turning fabrics into batteries

In a recent webinar organised by the UK-based E-Textiles Network, Dr Sheng Yong of the UK’s University of Southampton discussed the types of energy storage...

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Around 220,000 jobs lost in Myanmar's clothing sector

An estimated 220,000 clothing workers, most of them women, lost their jobs in Myanmar last year owing to the combined effects of the military coup...

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Japanese-owned firm to invest in silk production in Cambodia

A Japanese-style beauty salon is reported to be interested in investing in Cambodia’s silk production to serve the textile and cosmetic sectors.

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Mycelium materials company develops mushroom leather products

Ecovative Design, a producer of mycelium materials, has launched Forager, a division focused on designing, marketing and manufacturing vegan, plastic-free, leather-like materials and foams for...

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Schroth named preferred aircraft safety restraint provider

Schroth Safety Products has been selected as the preferred provider of occupant restraint systems by Unum Aircraft Seating, a new manufacturer of business-class seats for...

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Škoda Auto uses seat covers made from recycled PET bottles

Škoda Auto has replaced its classic equipment lines with a new trim level on the interior of the all-electric Enyaq iV, featuring a combination of...

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Nonwoven dressings reduce malodours from chronic wounds

A treatment that has been proven to reduce malodours, such as putrescene and cadaverine, from chronic wounds when dry-impregnated into nonwoven dressings has been launched...

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Vietnam's fibre export turnover reaches US$5.6bn

Vietnam’s export turnover of fibres of all types reached a record high of US$5. 6bn in 2021, despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Uzbek cotton spinning firm orders spunlace line

Uzbek cotton spinning company Texygen has ordered a complete neXline spunlace line from Andritz.

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New dates announced for JEC World

The organiser of JEC World has announced the postponement of the 2022 edition of the composites show.

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Philippine senator wants Catanduanes to be ‘abaca capital’

Philippine Senator Cynthia Villar has asked her colleagues in the Senate to rally behind her proposed bill, making Catanduanes in the Bicol Region the “Abaca...

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Cambodian training institute addresses the clothing sector skills gap

Cambodia’s clothing industry is seeking graduates as part of a campaign to see local staff take over senior positions in factories (reports Nikkei Asia).

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Bulgarian synthetic fibre maker to build photovoltaic power plant

Bulgarian synthetic fibre manufacturer Yambolen, which has suspended its main production for several years, intends to build a photovoltaic plant with the aim of using...

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Reinforced skirted hernia repair device

A reinforced skirted mesh for use in hernia repair has been developed by Medtronic Minimally Invasive Therapies Group (formerly Covidien).

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Dinamica producer clarifies court judgment

Further to the news item “Alcantara wins court battle against misleading advertising claims” published in the January edition of MobileTex, Dinamica producer Miko, which was...

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Croatian clothing producer making pet beds

Last year, a women’s clothing firm in Kutina, Croatia, launched a range of pet products.

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