Archive: August 2021

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Designer collaborates on airbag concept collection

US fashion designer Heron Preston has teamed up with Mercedes-Benz to unveil a capsule collection in praise of the airbag by using recycled airbag materials...

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Extreme stretch for next-generation wearables

Flexible electroluminescent materials for wearable devices have been developed at Pusan National University in Busan, South Korea.

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US contract to increase production of polyester-tipped swabs

US cotton swab manufacturer US Cotton has received a contract for US$6.

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Counterfeit goods remain a problem in Russia

Counterfeit goods worth more than US$43bn are sold in Russia each year, according to a recent report by law firm Gowling WLG.

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PTRI signs agreement for producing bamboo textiles

The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Textile Research Institute has signed an agreement with Terra Verde Ecofarm to forge a partnership to produce bamboo textiles...

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Energy audits start in Cambodian clothing factories

The EU-funded Switch Garment, in collaboration with the India-based Energy and Resources Institute and the Institute of Technology of Cambodia, has started a series of...

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Respirator mask range kills SARS-CoV-2 on contact

Lancaster, Lancashire, UK-based ViraCoat has launched a new range of antiviral and antimicrobial personal protective equipment masks that begin to kill SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses...

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Sensors reduce waste collection costs by 20% in Slovakia

Ekocharita, a Slovak textile waste collection charity, has reduced its waste collection costs by a fifth by installing sensors from software developer Sensoneo from the...

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Philippine audit commission voids textile firms’ tax credits

The Commission on Audit has invalidated almost PHP1.

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High-strength genetically engineered bacteria

Amyloid silk hybrid proteins have been turned into fibres that are stronger and tougher than some natural spider silks by engineers at Washington University in...

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Sewing factory for anti-allergy bedcovers in Bulgaria

Germany’s Allergo Healthcare, which produces anti-allergy bedcovers, is building a sewing factory in Pleven, with the recently registered Bulgarian company AllergoTex Medical Textile already hiring...

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Printed biosensor for internal recording and imaging

A patent-pending Purdue University biosensor that can be printed in three dimensions using an automated printing system could be used by surgeons to localise critical...

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Improving vital signs readings with nanotube threads

Functions such as heart rate monitoring and continuous electrocardiogram readings can be enhanced by conductive nanotube threads stitched into regular apparel.

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Covid-19 has accelerated the need for non-contact monitoring

New York, USA-based Nanowear is currently running an expanded coronavirus (Covid-19) remote diagnostic research project with Hackensack Meridian Health Systems, the largest hospital system in...

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Biocompatible superglue for intestinal wounds

Empa researchers have developed a polymer patch that can be used to stably bond and seal internal injuries to the intestine.

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Giant power factor achieved with nanotube fibres

Invisibly small carbon nanotubes aligned as fibres and sewn into fabrics can become a thermoelectric generator that can turn heat from the sun or other...

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