Archive: April 2024

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Aglika: Bulgarian family success and development

In the history of the Petkovi family and their Aglika factory, the destinies of several generations of textile engineers and the economic rise of Bulgaria’s…

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Battery-free fibre illuminates textiles

An electronic fibre designed by researchers at Donghua University, Shanghai, China, is flexible enough to be comfortably woven into clothing and other textiles and does…

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Thai scholar invites young designers to ride on ‘elephant pants’ wave

“Elephant pants” that have become a popular item among Thais and foreign tourists are a good example of the integration of textile knowledge and design…

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Uzbek textile industry faces challenges

As a result of investments and new technologies, productivity in Uzbekistan has increased more than four-fold over the past seven years.

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Fabrication and reliability of e-textiles

At an E-Textiles Network webinar held in April, Dr Paula Veske-Lepp, a postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University, Belgium, discussed the fabrication and reliability of e-textiles…

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Machine learning creates fabric-based touch sensor

A new study from North Carolina State University combines three-dimensional embroidery techniques with machine learning to create a fabric-based sensor that can control electronic devices…

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Nanosilver-impregnated silk suture

A team of researchers from ENES-Leon, which is affiliated to the National Autonomous University of Mexico, has developed a highly stable colloidal synthesis of positively…

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Bcomp closes Series C funding round

Bcomp, a producer of natural fibre composites for the mobility, recreation and mass transportation sectors and listed as a Global Cleantech 100 company, has completed…

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Implantable fibres, yarns and textiles

Medically implantable fibres, yarns and textiles have been developed by Edwards Lifesciences, a medical technology company headquartered in Irvine, California, USA.

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Baltic fashion explored at Riga Fashion Week

The spring session of Riga Fashion Week took place from 8–11 April under the motto “Fashion is art” and continued the theme of ethics and…

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Wearable technology for stroke rehabilitation

The UK’s University of Hertfordshire and Myovolt have joined forces to develop wearable technology to improve the functional mobility of people living with disabilities caused…

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New president and CEO of Solesis

Solesis, a manufacturer of textile- and polymer-based healthcare solutions for the medical device and biopharmaceutical industries, headquartered in Telford, Pennsylvania, USA, has appointed John Witkowski…

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Russian clothing importer to produce childrenswear

JamilCo, an importer of Western textiles and clothing, is launching its own production of children’s clothing in Russia.

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Making remote hugs tangible with virtual skin contact

Technology that will enable children in hospital isolation wards to feel in a natural way the close physical proximity of their parents during virtual visits…

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Seoul to replace subway seat fabric with plastic

Seoul Metro, the operator of subway lines 1–8 in the South Korean capital, plans to replace all fabric-upholstered seats with reinforced plastic chairs by 2029…

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Hyosung TNC to build bio-BDO factory in Vietnam

Hyosung TNC has received investment approval from the Ba Ria-Vung Tau Provincial Government to build a bio-butanediol (bio-BDO) plant in southern Vietnam.

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