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Idled Kazakh wool textile producer could resume operations

Kazakh wool textile producer Caspiy Lana Atyrau could soon resume operations after a pause of several years owing to financial problems.

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New owner for Serbian polypropylene fibre producer

The Bankruptcy Supervision Agency has announced that Beohemija has bought the bankrupt Odzaci, Serbia-based chemical producer Hipol, which manufactures polypropylene and homopolymers under the Hipolen...

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Rodniki-Tekstil expands production in Ivanovo SEZ

Russian textile producer Rodniki-Tekstil has expanded spinning production at its site in the Ivanovo special economic zone.

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Threats and opportunities for automotive nonwovens

Nonwovens have expanded rapidly in the automotive sector over the past two decades as automakers and their component suppliers have looked to decrease costs by...

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Healthcare-associated infections: the silent pandemic

Despite the large number of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) worldwide, not everybody speaks about the "silent pandemic", according to hospital epidemiologist Professor Didier Pittet (pictured).

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Replacement heart valve eliminates leakage

A textile-based prosthesis to correct problems associated with impaired heart valves has been developed by Edwards Lifesciences of Irvine, California, USA.

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GIZ launches climate action training course in Asia

GIZ Fabric – a project of the German international development agency Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to promote sustainability in the textile and garment...

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Hemp fibre composites incorporated into electric racing car bodywork

Bercella and Romeo Ferraris have worked together to develop hemp fibre bodywork for the latest version of Romeo Ferraris’ Giulia PURE ETCR electric racing car.

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New facility for producing recycled polyester chips in Thailand

Teijin Frontier, the Teijin Group’s fibres and products converting company, has announced that its core base for polyester fibre manufacturing, Teijin Polyester (Thailand), will build...

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Fluidic yarn system for haptic measurements

OmniFabric, developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US and Uppsala University and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden,...

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Prosthesis for repairing a ventral hernia

A prosthesis for repairing a hernia defect, such as a ventral hernia, or other soft tissue defect has been developed by Bard of Murray Hill,...

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Labour rights abuses in Myanmar's garment sector

With women accounting for around 90% of the garment sector labour force, a recent study by the International Labour Organization indicated that around 250,000 workers...

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Feasibility study launched for textile waste recycling machine in Cambodia

A machine for recycling blended textile waste could soon be deployed in Cambodia.

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EBRD supports Uzbek insulation materials maker

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is contributing to industrial and residential energy efficiency in Uzbekistan and Central Asia by supporting Ecoclimat Group, the...

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Just the basics with PocketView

A new technology called PocketView uses light-emitting diodes to display basic information through clothing and other fabrics.

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Reusable face mask completes CE registration process

The Silver Life Face Mask has completed the CE registration process and is now qualified as a Type 2 face mask, which means it can...

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