Archive: 2021

2021.12.13 AKXY POD 01

AKXY POD’s international debut at CES

At the CES 2022 technology industry trade show, being held from 5–8 January in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Asahi Kasei will show its prototype vehicle...

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Sweat-activated vents release heat in clothing

Materials scientists at the USA’s Duke University have developed a lightweight material that traps thermal energy when dry but opens a series of tiny vents...

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Secondary catheter securement device

A textile sleeve that prevents peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines from being dislodged and helps protect them from infection has been launched by Mighty...

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Fashion studio builds Roma cultural prestige

A fashion studio in Hungary is challenging the centuries-old stereotypes faced by the country’s Roma minority, a historically marginalised group.

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Two baby diaper lines for Fouani Nigeria

Nigerian retailer Fouani Nigeria, a subsidiary of the Fouani Group, has ordered two baby diaper lines for its facilities in Lagos.

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Vietnamese clothing maker reduces fabric waste with AI-based system

Vietnamese clothing maker Duc Hanh Garment has reduced its fabric waste by almost 2% since it started using an artificial intelligence based system three years...

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BIG Yarns to enter automotive PET market

Beaulieu International Group Yarns is to make a significant investment toward becoming a producer of polyethylene terephthalate yarns for the automotive industry.

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Alcantara wins court battle against misleading advertising claims

In a dispute between two producers of luxurious, suede-like automotive trim materials, the maker of Alcantara has claimed victory in an Italian court against competitor...

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Medical dressing that releases an oil composition

A medical dressing capable of releasing an oil composition to provide improved pressure ulcer prevention and/or microbial functionality has been developed by Mölnlycke Health Care.

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Periocular dressing provides sterile cold compression

A periocular dressing with antibacterial properties that is configured to provide cold compression has been developed by inventors from Dallas, Texas, USA.

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Weaving capability expansion at Aran Biomedical

Medical implants manufacturer Aran Biomedical has expanded its weaving capabilities to include the condensing of high-density woven fabric.

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Jakarta Fashion Hub poised to drive creative economy

After its establishment in 2020, the Jakarta Fashion Hub collaborative space was formally inaugurated in early December.

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Smart textiles for medical applications

Textiles equipped with electronics offer many advantages for applications close to the body compared with conventional medical electronics: they are flexible, breathable and comfortable and...

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‘Next-generation’ diaper core technology

A “next-generation” baby diaper core technology has been developed by engineers at Aalst, Belgium-based Ontex and its research and development team in Germany.

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Lithuanian yarn producer announces capacity expansion

Danish-owned yarn producer Danspin has announced a capacity expansion at its facility in Raseiniai, Lithuania.

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Bacteria-based dyeing technology

British apparel brand Pangaia has released a new capsule collection of tracksuits featuring bioengineered dyes from Colorifix, a biotechnology company based in Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

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