Archive: November 2023


Sage Automotive Interiors to expand in South Carolina

US-based Sage Automotive Interiors is expanding its Sharon Plant in Abbeville County, South Carolina, with a US$10m investment that will create 95 new jobs.

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Stretchable and efficient wearable thermoelectric energy harvester

South Korean researchers at the Energy Conversion Materials Research Center, Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute, have developed a technology that can increase the flexibility and efficiency…

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Brands’ clothing waste fuelling Cambodia’s brick factories

The clothing waste of at least 19 global fashion brands, including Adidas, C&A, Disney, Gap, Lululemon, Primark, Reebok and Walmart, is contributing to human rights…

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No textile industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina in five years?

Bosnia and Herzegovina could be without a textile industry in five years, according to some industry experts.

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Increasing flax fibre adoption in marine

The adoption of composite parts based on flax fibres by the marine industry continues to grow, with major original equipment manufacturers as well as smaller…

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Resilient, extended-use adhesive skin patch

A resilient adhesive skin patch from Neuwied, Germany-based high-tech tape manufacturer Lohmann offers a wearing time of 28 days or more, notably extending the usage…

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National Geographic Apparel launches Southeast Asia’s first store

National Geographic Apparel has opened a store in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, marking the brand’s first location in Southeast Asia (reports Inside Retail).

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Emirates to launch limited edition collection of luggage and accessories

Dubai-based carrier Emirates is to launch a unique capsule collection of luggage, bags and accessories – all fashioned from upcycled materials from retrofitted aircraft.

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US launch of breathable surgical gown with instrument pockets

Cardinal Health has announced the US launch of its SmartGown Edge breathable surgical gown with Assist instrument pockets, which are designed to provide surgical teams…

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Alcantara marks 14th consecutive year of carbon neutrality

Alcantara, a manufacturer of a luxury microfibre fabric alternative to leather, has achieved carbon neutrality for the 14th year in a row, according to its…

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Barbed mesh for incision closure and hernia repair

A barbed mesh for soft tissue closure and hernia repair without the need for sutures is disclosed by a researcher at Washington University, St Louis,…

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Russian clothing retailer to accelerate expansion

Russian men’s clothing retailer Henderson has raised almost RUB4bn (US$43m) during its initial public offering, which will primarily be used for opening new sales points.

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Absorbent dressing for heavily exudating wounds

An improved absorbent dressing for heavily exudating wounds has been developed by Essity Hygiene & Health.

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Help for Ukrainian textile producer to grow in the midst of war

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the EU, the US and Switzerland have helped a Ukrainian traditional textile producer to grow in the middle…

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Pleated textile tube for ventilation of surgical wounds

At November’s Medica medical technology trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, the German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF) exhibited a new device that…

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Fusing 3D printing and fashion

Dutch fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht and Chromatic 3D Materials have collaborated to unveil a futuristic three-dimensionally printed dress that responds to its environment through nearly…

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