Archive: July 2021

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Baring Vostok buys shares in Russian fashion brand

Baring Vostok, an investment firm having shares in the Russian low-priced Familia chain, has purchased a 12% stake in women’s clothing brand 12 Storeez.

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Investment fund acquires controlling stake in Latvian glass fibre producer

The Preiss-Daimler Group has sold a majority share of Latvian glass fibre producer Valmieras Stikla Šķiedra (Valmiera Glass) for €11m to Luxembourg-based Duke I, a...

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Partnership to develop composite seat with natural materials

Bercella and Formula Seven have partnered to develop an innovative seat for Formula SAE single-seat vehicles.

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Solidarity Center to support Cambodian garment workers

Cambodia’s Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has signed an agreement with the US-based Solidarity Center, which will focus on protecting workers’ rights in sectors...

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Investment in Armenian home textiles manufacturer

International investment fund Gazelle Finance has invested in Armenian high-end home textiles manufacturer Sonati, which is opening stores in countries such as the US and...

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Driver-side airbag with new structure

Toyoda Gosei of Kiyosu, Japan, has developed a driver-side airbag with a new structure that can more safely protect the occupant.

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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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Accurate internal pictures from the surface of the skin

A new soft and stretchy ultrasound patch can be worn on the skin to monitor blood flow through major arteries and veins deep inside a...

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Elastic nonwoven composite fabrics have potential for medical use

A new nonwoven composite that is stretchable, breathable and absorbent is claimed to be a more sustainable alternative to materials currently used to make medical...

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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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Absorbable stitches with antibacterial protection

The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is recommending the adoption of absorbable stitches with antibacterial protection for use on the UK’s National...

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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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