Archive: July 2023


Knitted patch for treatment of congenital heart disease

A knitted surgical patch that could improve the surgical treatment of patients with congenital heart disease is to be marketed by a consortium in Japan.

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Compression socks market set to expand

The compression socks market is expected to be worth US$690. 7m in 2023, which will rise to US$1.

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Printed graphene electrodes for textile-embedded TENGs

Researchers from Portugal’s Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores – Microsistemas e Nanotecnologias (INESC MN), Universidade de Lisboa and the UK’s University of Exeter…

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Apple granted patent for smart fabric watchband

US technology company Apple has been granted a patent for its smart fabric-based Apple Watch band with an integrated sensor for touch control of apps…

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Stretchable robotic fabrics can shrink, grow in size and move with precision

Robotic fabrics that can shrink, grow in size and move with precision are becoming a reality owing to new research by scientists at the UK’s…

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Futuristic eco-building designs using fungal networks

Scientists hoping to reduce the environmental impact of the construction industry have developed a way to “grow” building materials using knitted moulds and the root…

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Unicharm launches bio-based sanitary pad

Unicharm’s Indonesian subsidiary has launched a limited-edition sanitary napkin made from bio-based materials, part of the Tokyo, Japan-based hygiene company’s commitment to World Environment Day.

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Cushion for protection of sacrum and lower lumbar region vertebrae

An orthopaedic cushion for the protection of the sacrum and lower lumbar region vertebrae has been developed by Sophie Harris of Kington, Hertfordshire, UK.

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Aerospace boost with new AMRC facility and Boeing programme

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre has secured £50m to establish the Compass (Composites at Speed and Scale) facility in Sheffield, UK.

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Inditex replacement brands under difficulties in Russia

New stores under the Maag, Ecru, Dub and Vilet brands, which replaced Inditex in the Russian market, will now not open until 2024, according to…

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Estonian designers stage 100-km fashion show

To represent the journey from the Estonian capital Tallinn to the capital of European fashion, Paris, two fashion designers have organised a 100-km catwalk show…

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Extensible absorbent wound dressing

An extensible absorbent wound dressing with improved stretch and conformability has been developed by Medtrade Products of Crewe, Cheshire, UK.

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Acoustic comfort with integrated particle dampers

Autoneum has added an integrated damping function to fibre-based trim components, such as carpets or inner dashes, to improve their acoustic performance.

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Jeanci to close Leskovac factory

Turkish textile company Jeanci plans to launch liquidation proceedings at its Serbian unit and close its factory in Leskovac, according to local media reports.

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Maybank launches silk weaving training centre in Siem Reap

The Maybank Foundation has opened its second silk weaving training centre in Cambodia in Siem Reap province.

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Robotic glove helps stroke patients relearn to play music

A new study has revealed the potential of a soft robo-glove in helping stroke patients to relearn dexterous tasks such as playing music.

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