Archive: October 2023

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Pre-formed parastomal hernia reinforcement mesh

A mesh for the repair and/or prevention of a parastomal hernia during ostomy treatment is disclosed by colorectal surgeon Dr Zhongqiu Zhang of Middlebury, Connecticut,…

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Designing e-textiles for disassembly – seeking solutions from history

Development in textiles production technology has allowed for more automated production, requiring less human involvement.

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Wearable e-textiles for a sustainable circular economy

An international team of engineers and scientists have warned that the e-textile supply chain and its potential for scalable commercialisation could be “further complicated” by…

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Adobe unveils design-changing digital interactive dress

At the 2023 Adobe MAX conference held in October in Los Angeles, California, USA, software company Adobe unveiled its Project Primrose that featured an interactive…

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Hybrid transistors with silk protein

A research team at Tufts University’s Silklab have created transistors in which the insulating material is replaced with biological silk.

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New EV concepts focus on sustainable materials

Kia has continued to expand its range of electric vehicles, and, at its annual Kia EV Day, it unveiled three new small- to medium-sized EVs:…

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Cambodian clothing exports decline amid global slowdown

Cambodia’s textile, clothing and footwear exports saw a sharp decline in the first nine months of the year, a trend attributed largely to falling global…

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Range of recyclable vehicle seating material unveiled

Magna has introduced a range of vehicle seating material that is claimed to eliminate the disposal of seating foam pads and trim covers in landfills…

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European project develops ECG with wireless patch

Researchers from Fraunhofer IZM, Germany, together with 31 partners from industry and research, have developed a stretchable and wireless patch that makes it possible to…

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Carbon fibre reinforced PEEK filament for 3D printed medical implants

Speciality chemicals producer Evonik has introduced a carbon fibre reinforced polyetheretherketone filament for use in long-term, three-dimensional printed medical implants.

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Philippine traders brace for Israel conflict fallout

Two major local business groups said they expected trading between the Philippines and Israel to be affected by the escalating violence in the Gaza Strip…

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Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger exit Russian market

Major foreign clothing manufacturers have continued to reduce their presence in Russia; for example, US-based PVH, which owns the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands,…

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Suture with adaptable surface characteristics

Suture materials that are configured to undergo a change in surface texture and/or surface visual presentation responsive to implantation have been developed by Medos International,…

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Vietnam now leading customer for Australian cotton exports

Raw Australian cotton was exported to 16 markets in 2023 with Vietnam, a country targeted by Australian cotton merchants under the federal government’s Agricultural Trade…

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Indonesian government to tighten imports to protect domestic products

Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto, said the government will implement various regulations to tighten the flow of imported goods into the country.

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Medical dressing for pressure ulcer prevention

A medical dressing suitable for the prevention of pressure ulcers, such as at the sacrum region, has been developed by Mölnlycke Health Care of Gothenburg, Sweden.…

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