Archive: February 2022


Will Russian sanctions impact the fashion sector?

Following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s full-scale military invasion of Ukraine at the end of February, new, severe international sanctions on Russia are likely.

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Lightweight material protects against high-speed projectiles

Engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have developed a nanofibre mat that is said to provide better protection from high-speed projectile impacts than steel plates...

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Follow the thread: knitting design system for functional fabrics

Researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, are translating the loops and twists of knitting into a digital architecture as a key step in...

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Debut for Milliken at nonwovens show

Milliken & Co will make its debut at the forthcoming IDEA nonwovens show in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, from 28–31 March, to showcase a range...

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Collaboration on sustainable aircraft interiors

The engineering team at Deutsche Aircraft is working on a remodelling of the Dornier 328 short-haul aircraft to make a more environmentally friendly concept: the...

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Automotive seat concept reflects new sustainable design direction

Hyundai Transys, a global automotive parts manufacturer and Hyundai Motor Group affiliate, showed its latest future mobility seat concept at last month’s Lineapelle International Leather...

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Lightweight rail vehicles for future transport networks

Revolution VLR (Very Light Rail) is an innovative passenger vehicle designed to simplify the extension of existing rail networks and allow the reopening of historical...

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A touchscreen embedded in your T-shirt

Researchers in the European Commission-funded Graphene Flagship are driving the rapid development of graphene-enabled wearable technology, using the unique physical properties of graphene.

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Luxury clothing manufacturer to expand factory in Romania

The Romanian subsidiary of French-Italian luxury clothing manufacturer Moncler plans to expand its factory in Bacau, eastern Romania, and hire additional staff.

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Top Bulgarian brands in second Savex4Fashion competition

A total of 18 Bulgarian fashion brands took part in the Savex4Fashion competition to promote their work, as well as Bulgarian fashion.

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Piezoelectric tissue scaffold stimulates knee cartilage repair

Researchers at the USA’s University of Connecticut have used piezoelectric biodegradable nanofibre tissue scaffold technology to successfully regrow cartilage directly in a rabbit’s knee, which...

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IVL invests in PET recycling in Czech Republic

Indorama Ventures, the world’s largest producer of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for beverage bottles, has completed a deal for an 85% equity stake in Czech...

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Autoliv to supply exterior airbag for Nuro autonomous vehicle

Automotive safety systems supplier Autoliv has developed an external airbag for Nuro’s third-generation, production-grade autonomous vehicle.

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E-Textiles 2022: first call for papers

The 4th International Conference on the Challenges, Opportunities, Innovations and Applications in Electronic Textiles (E-Textiles 2022) is now accepting abstract submissions.

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Conductive ink for printed e-textiles

Scientists at Case Western Reserve University, a private research university in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, have developed an inexpensive way to transform an ordinary shirt into...

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Flat suture of varying cross-section

A method of forming a suture having various cross-sectional shapes is disclosed by medical technologies corporation Stryker.

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