Archive: May 2023

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Wirelessly powered smart bandage for drug-free wound care

A new generation of wirelessly powered, environmentally friendly “smart bandages” could help patients with non-healing wounds avoid infections, according to European scientists.

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Guess believed to have reacquired share of Russian business

US fashion label Guess has reportedly reacquired its stake from its Russian partner.

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Stretchable knee wearable senses joint motion

Researchers at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have developed a knitted, circuit-embedded knee wearable for wireless sensing of joint motion in real-time.

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Potential for cellulose thread in electronic textiles

A research team led by Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has developed a thread made of conductive cellulose, a renewable material, which offers sustainable and…

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Biodegradable ECG patch made of nanocellulose

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a sustainable electrocardiogram patch that is fully recyclable and made of biomaterials.

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Lithuanian consumers embrace sustainable fashion

Clothing swaps are becoming more popular in Lithuania, with organisers saying such events encourage sustainable living and awareness of the environmental impact of fast fashion,…

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Sustainable yarns for automotive carpets

BIG Yarns has unveiled its new SustainableYarns platform, which has potential application in automotive carpets.

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Award for stretchable, heat-conductive smart textile

A soft, breathable and stretchable smart textile that warms up in 30 seconds with a 5V2A power bank, and is stylish, lightweight and eco-friendly, has…

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Sweater-wrapped robots can feel and react to human touch

A machine-knitted textile “skin” – called RobotSweater – that can sense contact and pressure has been developed by a research team from Carnegie Mellon University’s…

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Artificial muscle fibres could serve as cell scaffolds

In two new studies, US researchers at North Carolina State University have designed and tested a series of textile fibres that can change shape and…

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Fibre handling expertise helps develop novel prototype

A prototype machine developed as part of the UK-based Continuous Interface Coating for Silicon Carbide (CICSiC) composites project enables the mechanical properties of silicon carbide…

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Fast Retailing denies reports of Uniqlo exit from Russia

Fast Retailing has denied media speculation that its Uniqlo brand would be exiting Russia more than a year on from when it first suspended operations…

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Renewable materials reduce EX30 SUV’s environmental impact

Swedish carmaker Volvo has revealed the efforts it has made to reduce the carbon dioxide footprint of its upcoming, all-electric EX30 small sport utility vehicle.

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Viscose fibre producer accused of deforestation links in Indonesia

Royal Golden Eagle, one of the world’s largest producers of viscose fibres, has been accused of “hidden links” to a huge new pulp mill under…

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Turkish textile producer to open factory near Plovdiv

Turkey’s Turkuaz Tekstil is to open a factory at the beginning of the summer in the Trakia Economic Zone, close to Plovdiv, Bulgaria, where it…

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Artificial muscle massage garment

An improved artificial muscle massage garment for the treatment of lymphoedema has been developed by Essity Hygiene and Health.

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