Archive: February 2021

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ACT brands condemn Myanmar military coup

Global retail brands sourcing ready-made garments from Myanmar have released a joint statement with IndustriAll Global Union, condemning the recent military coup and affirming their...

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Clothing workers in Laos to receive emergency support

Up to 17,000 clothing workers in Laos affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic are to receive two months’ emergency income support worth LAK900,000 (US$96).

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Cardio and biochemical readings from a single skin patch

The first wearable device that can monitor both cardiovascular signals and multiple biochemical levels in the human body at the same time has been developed at the University of...

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ITC improves competitiveness of Tajikistan's textile and clothing sector

As part of the International Trade Centre’s intensive training courses on improving sewing performance for professionals from clothing companies and universities in Tajikistan, a five-day...

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Advanced EVA polymer cushion for aircraft seating

A new aircraft seating cushion technology has been developed by Starr Aircraft in partnership with Sp1ke.

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Seat for the Planet: innovation for sustainability

At Faurecia’s research and development centres, a project that has been in the works for several months called Seat for the Planet is starting to...

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Colours in automotive carpeting for 2022

Avient ColorWorks and RadiciGroup have again worked together to create carpet samples that are part of Avient’s ColorForward 2022 trend analysis and colour forecasting guide...

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Coronavirus can survive on healthcare uniforms for up to three days

Viruses such as the strain that causes Covid-19 can survive on clothing and transmit to other surfaces for up to 72 hours, scientists at the...

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Dry powder route to beauty with D-Preg

A new dry, bio-based, electrospun beauty mask has been shown to reduce the presence of forehead wrinkles and crows-feet around the eyes and to moisturise...

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Prototype graft to replace damaged heart vessels

In a proof-of-concept study, US researchers from North Carolina State University have reported promising preclinical findings for a prototype vascular graft designed as a replacement...

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Supersonic brake for the Mars landing

UK technical textiles producer Heathcoat Fabrics supplied the fabric for the parachute with which NASA’s Perseverance Rover successfully landed on the surface of Mars on...

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Adler Pelzer to acquire Faurecia’s acoustics and soft trim business

Faurecia has signed a memorandum of understanding for the sale of its Acoustics and Soft Trim (AST) division to the Adler Pelzer Group, a supplier...

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Smart diaper solution for incontinence

Personal hygiene group Ontex has developed a smart diaper that automatically alerts caregivers when the pad needs to be changed.

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Kazakh bed linen producers to increase output and exports

Leading Kazakh bed linen manufacturers plan to increase their production and exports this year. In 2020, the production of bed linen amounted to 7.

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Silent power for robotic assistance clothing

Reliatrace, based in Amery, Wisconsin, USA, has secured a US Patent for a self-regulating flexible heating device.

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Coating reduces viruses on vehicle interior surfaces

The vehicle interior is the home of millions of viruses that can remain active on leather, textile and plastic surfaces from days to months.

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