Archive: 2022


Estonian start-up takes e-commerce platform to emerging markets

Estonian-founded start-up Yaga has raised more than €2m in venture capital for its social e-commerce platform, which aims to bring the digital approach to second-hand…

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TaFF re-brands to serve Singapore's fashion value chain

A trade association that has been supporting Singapore’s textile manufacturers and apparel retailers since its inception in 1956 – the Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFF)…

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Alcantara increases use of post-consumer recycled polyester

Alcantara plans to increase the use of recycled post-consumer polymers in its luxury materials for the automotive, fashion and consumer electronics industries, according to its…

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Innovators gather for Philippine textile congress

In November, the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) launched the 2022 Philippine Textile Congress, a platform for researchers, students, creatives, industry…

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Estonian start-up heals wounds with nanotechnology

Scientists at a laboratory in Tallinn, Estonia, have discovered, quite by accident, a solution that is said to treat infections eight times better than those…

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Partnership for pineapple-based automotive interiors

Ananas Anam has announced a collaboration with automotive technology provider Forvia to develop vehicle interior materials made from waste pineapple leaf fibres.

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Two-layer compression bandage for treating diabetic ulcers

A two-layer compression bandage for treating diabetic ulcers has been developed by KOB of Wolfstein, Germany.

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Flexible conductive adhesives for thin-film solar cells and wearables

When it comes to electronics, characteristics such as bendability, flexibility, foldability and wearability become increasingly important.

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Smart mask tracks respiratory sounds for respiratory disease identification

A research team led by the City University of Hong Kong has developed a smart mask that integrates an ultrathin nanocomposite sponge structure-based soundwave sensor,…

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Foot orthosis with integrated footbed

Researchers at the German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF) are developing a novel foot orthosis with an integrated footbed for patients with…

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Brand launched to develop and produce sustainable materials

Forvia, one of the world’s leading automotive technology companies and the brand established earlier this year under which Faurecia and Hella operate, has announced the…

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Brands begin discussions on responsible exit from Myanmar

IndustriALL says it has begun discussions with fashion brands on a responsible exit from Myanmar owing to the deteriorating human rights situation and the impossibility…

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Vietnamese petrochemical plant selects PP technology

The Stavian Quang Yen Petrochemical Plant, which is being built on an area of 30 hectares in the Bac Tien Phong Industrial Zone, Tien Phong…

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Indonesian clothing company reinstates union leader

Clothing producer Tainan Enterprises Indonesia has reinstated a female union leader that was sacked over “bogus” claims earlier this year.

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Finnair’s multi-cabin re-design process

The redesign process for Finnair’s new business class and premium economy cabins across its long-haul fleet began more than four years ago.

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Wearable health devices are not reaching those at risk

A new study has found that people who need wearable health devices, such as smartwatches and fitness bands, may use them the least.

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