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Russian nonwovens producer to expand range

Hexa-Nonwovens, one of Russia’s largest producers of spunbond nonwovens, is planning to increase output and expand its range of products.

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3D knitted seat covers for Virgin Galactic craft

Under Armour created the three-dimensionally (3D) knitted covers for the seats in the interior cabin of the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo craft.

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SDK for open access from Nextiles

Nextiles, the New York, USA, start-up combining traditional sewing techniques with printed circuit boards to create smart fabrics, is launching a new software development kit...

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Launch of flax-epoxy prepreg materials

UK-based Composites Evolution has teamed up with natural fibre reinforcement specialists Bcomp of Fribourg, Switzerland, to launch a new range of flax-epoxy prepreg materials.

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Wool yarns hand-dyed in Bulgaria

The Five Yarns brand was created by Daria Gutnik in 2016 to sell hand-dyed knitting yarns in various combinations, with an online store on the...

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Pandemic has boosted electronic skin patch growth

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to an acceleration in many of the key trends underpinning the development of the electronic skin patches market, according to...

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Malaysian clothing makers report losses as Covid-19 shuts operations

The Federation of Malaysian Fashion, Textiles and Apparel said the industry had incurred an estimated MYR163m (US$39m) loss a day in 2020 as operations were...

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Environmentally sustainable fabrics launched

UK-based textile manufacturer Meryl Medical has launched a range of environmentally sustainable fabrics, developed in partnership with Nylstar Hydrogen Technologies.

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Exoskeleton with the comfort of clothing

Wearable robotics start-up Verve Motion, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, has raised US$15m in a Series A funding round.

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Latex replaced with alternative backcoating process

Autoneum has replaced the latex commonly used in standard backcoatings of its automotive carpets with a thermoplastic adhesive material, which improves recyclability at the end...

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Fashion brands fail to address pandemic-era wage ‘theft’ in Cambodia

Cambodian clothing workers producing goods for international fashion and sportswear brands, such as Adidas, VF, Target, Nike and Gap, were deprived of an estimated US$109m...

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Keeping cool at the Olympics

In addition to introducing Team USA’s parade uniform during the opening ceremonies of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games and the Summer Paralympics in July,...

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BMW invests in vegan leather producer

BMW i Ventures, the venture capital arm of BMW Group, has invested in Natural Fiber Welding (NFW), a sustainable materials company that produces plastic-free alternatives...

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Dye molecules the key to faster energy transfer

When fluorescent dye molecules nestle perfectly together, something completely new is created – an excited state distributed over many molecules.

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Teijin establishes carbon fibre product operations in Vietnam

Teijin Carbon Vietnam (TCV) has started operating commercially to manufacture carbon fibre products, including prepreg, a fibre sheet pre-impregnated with matrix resin as an intermediate...

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UK grant to build aircraft seating test facility

Mirus Aircraft Seating, one of the UK’s leading commercial aircraft seating manufacturers, has received grant approval from the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership Growing Business...

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