Archive: May 2021

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Silicone technology for intelligent cockpit products

General Silicones reports that automotive component makers are starting to use its Compo-SiL technology.

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Russian clothing market recovering

The Russian clothing market is recovering from the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, with production growing and demand increasing.

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Sealant patch to stem bleeding during surgery

A haemostatic sealant patch made using an advanced textile impregnation technology could soon be used to resolve complex bleeding in patients undergoing general surgery.

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Volvo offers non-leather materials in more vehicles

With the trend towards sustainable materials increasing, Volvo is now offering optional non-leather materials in more of its luxury vehicles.

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Separate properties in graphene flakes

Researchers at ETH Zürich in Switzerland have succeeded in turning specially prepared graphene flakes into either insulators or superconductors by applying an electric voltage.

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EBRD supports advanced cotton farming technologies in Uzbekistan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is supporting the modernisation of agriculture and enhanced economic opportunities for the local population in Uzbekistan with a...

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Safer EV batteries with Kevlar MicroCore

DuPont’s new Kevlar MicroCore is a highly temperature-resistant, superfine fibre material planned for use in battery separators to help address the growing demand for safer,...

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Increasing the power of textile TENGs

The development of a friction-based wearable autonomous energy system is the aim of a new project being led by Heriot-Watt University’s Research Institute for Flexible...

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Chinese producer to set up clothing factory in Phnom Penh

Ruixue (Cambodia), a subsidiary of the China-based Ruixue Group, has received approval from the Council for the Development of Cambodia for setting up a new...

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Living materials 3D printed from algae

Three-dimensional printers and a new bio-printing technique have been combined to print algae into living, photosynthetic materials that are tough and resilient.

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Automotive inroads for Loomia

Loomia Technologies, based in Culver City, California, USA, has partnered with the Global Alliance Automotive to promote the use of soft-circuit technology in the automotive...

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Bulgarian sock maker seeks investment for product expansion

Founded 10 years ago by brothers Hristo and Dimo Petkovi, Stinky Socks produces up to 60,000 pairs of socks a year, which are sold in...

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Funding access will remain challenging for Indonesian textile industry

Negative sentiment on the part of both lenders and investors is likely to linger in the medium term for Indonesian textile producers such as Sri...

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Vietnamese fashion brands struggle to compete in domestic market

A recent report on the local fashion market by the Vietnam Industry Research and Consultancy (VIRAC) found that Vietnamese fashion brands are losing out in...

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Final projects for SmartX announced

The third and final SmartX funding call has concluded with six projects involving 13 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from eight countries receiving funding, selected...

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Russian textile industry facing shortage of workers

The Russian textile sector is facing a shortage of workers this year, despite an improvement regarding the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic country and an increase in...

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