Archive: June 2023


Estonian sustainable packaging start-up wins LVMH Innovation Award

Estonian sustainable packaging company Woola was a winner in the Sustainability and Greentech category at the annual LVMH Innovation Award competition in Paris, France.

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Successful pilot project in Vietnam for traceable wool

Vietnam-based clothing manufacturers have successfully implemented FibreTrace technology on Australian merino wool and plan to launch the solution in the fashion market early next year.

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Carbon footprint of products used in common surgical operations

A new analysis of the carbon footprint of products used in the five most common surgical operations carried out in the National Health Service in…

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Abdominal sealant patch with sensor function

To ensure that wounds remain tightly sealed in the abdomen after surgery, researchers at Empa and ETH Zürich in Switzerland have developed a patch with…

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Military junta breaks strike at clothing factory in Myanmar

In early June, seven workers at the Hosheng (Myanmar) Garment factory in Yangon were dismissed for demanding an hourly wage increase from US$1.

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Healing chronic wounds using glass fibres

Researchers at the UK’s University of Birmingham have demonstrated that silver retains antimicrobial activity longer when impregnated into “bioactive glass”, and they have shown how…

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Sustainable sound absorption for underbody shields

Owing to the innovative use of chamber resonators, Autoneum’s new lightweight Ultra-Silent Tune technology is said to significantly reduce external tyre rolling noise while ensuring…

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Prosthesis for inguinal hernia repair

A preformed three-dimensional prosthesis for use in the repair of inguinal hernias, such as direct inguinal hernias, indirect inguinal hernias and/or femoral inguinal hernias, is…

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Breathable, wool-based adhesive bandage

A breathable adhesive bandage, sticking plaster or plaster that includes wool for dressing small cuts, wounds, blisters, burns, etc.

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Latvian cotton-based products maker acquires Hempress Hygienics

Latvian cotton-based products manufacturer iCotton has acquired the key assets of Hempress Hygienics of Austin, Texas, USA, including intellectual property rights, trademarks and patents.

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Launch of sustainability roadmap to strengthen Uzbek cotton sector

Better Cotton, the world’s largest cotton sustainability initiative, has developed and signed a Roadmap of Sustainability Developments with key stakeholders in Uzbekistan to drive further…

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ITMA Asia + CITME to host combined show in Singapore

Following confirmation of Hannover, Germany, as the venue for ITMA 2027, CEMATEX, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, has also announced that Singapore has…

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Spun-fibre heart valve controls blood flow

Researchers at the Wyss Institute and the Harvard John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have created an implantable heart valve that grows…

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FDA clearance for ligament reinforcement

Artelon has announced US Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance of FlexBand, FlexPatch and FlexBand Plus for ligament repair surgery in addition to tendon repairs.

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Crystal Cabin Awards winners announced in Hamburg

The winner in the Cabin Concepts category of this year’s Crystal Cabin Awards was Air New Zealand’s Skynest, which showed “an outstanding level of innovation…

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Safe on the high seas in Miami

Trevira CS exhibited for the first time at Cruise Ship Interiors Design Expo Americas (CSI) in June in Miami, Florida, USA.

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