Archive: February 2023

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Pre-formed parastomal hernia reinforcement mesh

A pre-formed mesh for the repair and/or prevention of a parastomal hernia during ostomy treatment is disclosed by Zhongqiu Zhang of Middlebury, Connecticut, USA.

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Tesla to replace wood trim on sedan with nonwoven fabric

Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla appears to be ready to replace the natural wood trim in the Model 3 sedan with a nonwoven fabric.

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Extensible absorbent pads for wound dressings

An improved extensible absorbent pad for a wound dressing has been developed by Medtrade Products of Crewe, Cheshire, UK.

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ESD packaging textile protects sensitive surfaces from damage

Freudenberg Performance Materials is widening its product range of technical packaging textiles.

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Japanese textile companies consider cutting production in Vietnam

Facing labour cost increases and a low localisation rate, some Japanese textile companies are reported to be considering cutting production in Vietnam.

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Polish fashion brand targets UK in European expansion

Polish clothing brand Reserved is to expand its UK retail footprint as it focuses its “development strategy” on Europe.

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RENFE embarks on sustainable transport plan

In 2021, Spanish rail operator RENFE initiated a trial with ELeather on its Cercanias (Commuter) CIVIA train in Madrid.

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Lingerie chain to open first store in Prague shopping centre

Victoria’s Secret is to open its first store in Prague’s Westfield Chodov shopping centre in May.

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Russian producer acquires knitting and clothing factory

Russian textile producer Aiu-Tekstil aims to become a leading player in the domestic market by acquiring local rivals.

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Vibrating shirt makes music more accessible

A Dutch-American technology brand was one of the five finalists in the Tommy Hilfiger’s Fashion Frontier Challenge 2023.

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Camira celebrates 30 years of best-selling moquette

First launched in 1993, Vigor is a wool-rich moquette that has remained one of Camira’s best-selling fabrics for three decades.

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Sportswear giant shifts production out of China

Cambodia was Adidas’ largest clothing manufacturing country in 2021, overtaking China, as the German sportswear giant appears to be turning to Southeast Asia to fulfil…

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Transforming the future of wearables through textile integration

Softmatter, a technology company that operates at the intersection of soft goods and wearables, has announced its configurable stack of new technologies to accelerate the…

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Smart insole to identify and mitigate workplace slips, trips and falls

To boost workplace safety, researchers from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the National University of Singapore and the Institute for Health Innovation & Technology…

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Bioresorbable membrane for healing internal and external wounds

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC and the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine ITEM in Germany have developed a bioresorbable…

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Soft robotic wearable restores arm function for people with ALS

A team of US researchers from the Harvard John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Massachusetts General Hospital has developed a soft…

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