Archive: 2021

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Fabric and moquettes losing passenger experience vote

Public transport passengers are more aware than ever of fabric seating upholstery’s retentive properties of dirt, dust and potential bacteria and pathogens, says engineered leather producer...

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Singapore fashion federation launches sustainability programme

Singapore's Textile and Fashion Federation has launched a fashion sustainability programme.

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Personalised health with virtual clinic

Smart textiles manufacturer Myant has partnered with the PACE Cardiology Clinic, headquartered in Newmarket, Ontario, to bring a remote patient monitoring virtual clinic to Canadians...

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Hologram developed to tackle textile counterfeiting

A British university has discovered a method of embedding a hologram onto yarn to prevent counterfeiting in the apparel industry.

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Toray unveils biomimetic fabric

Toray Industries has unveiled a polyester filament fabric that mimics the structure of hair and wool, providing a smooth and supple texture.

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Smart bandage for chronic wound monitoring

Researchers in Singapore have developed a smart wearable sensor that can conduct real-time, point-of-care assessment of chronic wounds wirelessly via an app on a mobile...

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Launch of self-disinfecting medical apparel

Livinguard, a supplier of self-disinfecting hygiene technology, has launched a range of permanent self-disinfecting medical apparel, including scrubs, underscrubs and laboratory coats.

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Kyrgyz clothing factory investments total US$454,000

Last September, Cool Bro’s organised a celebration for the first year of operation of its factory in Kyzyl-Kiya, reports the US Embassy in Kyrgyzstan.

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Integrated cooling textile for perspiration management

Researchers at Stanford University, California, USA, have developed an integrated cooling textile called i-Cool with a functional structure designed for personal perspiration management.

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Headliner substrate made from plastic waste and used tyres

Tier 1 automotive supplier Grupo Antolin has developed what it claims to be the first car headliner substrate produced by thermoforming a polyurethane foam with...

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Indonesian viscose producer unveils ambitious sustainability agenda

Asia Pacific Rayon, Indonesia’s largest integrated viscose producer located in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau, has launched its 10-year sustainability vision.

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Italian hosiery company dismisses workers in Serbia

A group of workers made redundant by Italian-owned hosiery producer Valy in Loznica, Serbia, have staged a protest in front of the factory in connection...

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Bulgarian carpet maker opens retail park in Sliven

Bulgarian carpet and rug manufacturer Decotex has opened a retail park in Sliven following an investment of €2m (US$2. 2m).

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Biosensors measure electrical impulses

A chemical engineer at the University of Utah has developed a process that transforms apparel fabric into biosensors that measure the electrical activity of muscles...

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Vietnam's clothing exports set to hit US$38bn in 2021

Revenues of Vietnam’s clothing exports are set to average US$3bn in the last two months of 2021, which will result in a total of US$38bn...

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Extended-range NFC fabric for battery-free communication

US engineers at the University of California, Irvine have integrated advanced metamaterials into flexible textiles to create a system capable of battery-free communication between articles...

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