Archive: March 2022

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Natural fibre composite bumpers for race cars

Sustainable lightweighting company Bcomp of Fribourg, Switzerland, is now supplying its high-performance natural fibre technologies to HWA of Affalterbach, Germany, a development partner of German...

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GT Man introduces men's seamless underwear in Indonesia

Ricky Putra Globalindo, the company behind one of Indonesia’s leading men’s underwear brands, GT Man, has unveiled new seamless underwear for men using the first...

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Personal hygiene wipes honoured with IDEA Achievement Award

LifeSavers Wipes received the IDEA Short-Life Product Achievement Award at the IDEA event for nonwovens and engineered fabrics held in March in Miami Beach, Florida,...

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Smart wound dressing with integrated drugs

An electrospun nanofibre dressing that releases an antimicrobial agent in response to the temperatures characteristic of infected wounds is being developed by Swiss researchers Scientists at...

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Smart glove to train young surgeons

A glove is being trialled at Liverpool Hospital that gives surgical trainees instant and accurate feedback.

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Bandages for the treatment of diabetic ulcers

A team of Russian scientists from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) MISIS, Moscow, and the Institute of Cytology and Genetics of SB...

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Stretchable and printable free-form lithium-ion batteries

A South Korean research team has developed a soft, mechanically deformable and stretchable lithium battery that can be used in the development of wearable devices.

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Bosnian companies plagued by lack of workers

Hundreds of machines in textile factories in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, are idle despite numerous job vacancies, so overtime has become the only way...

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Smart bra device detects early-stage breast cancer

A smart bra device developed in Nigeria with built-in ultrasound technology can detect breast cancer early, potentially saving African women long journeys to access screening...

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Preventing malfunction in yarns designed to store energy

North Carolina State University researchers have found a way to prevent electrical malfunctions in yarns designed to store electrical energy.

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Turning banana waste into fashion in the Philippines

A fruit company has partnered with a Philippines-based social enterprise to turn agricultural banana waste into fibres that are woven into textiles by prison inmates.

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Novel double-helix yarn piezoresistive sensor for pulse monitoring

Textiles woven with yarn are used in remote medical diagnosis with intelligent electronic sensing technology.

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TexTailor Expo to be held again in October

After two years of restrictions, the third edition of TexTailor Expo, the international exhibition of textile, apparel and textile equipment and fashion, will be held...

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Fitness clothing combines small tracking sensor

A Manchester, UK-based sportswear brand that launched recently has created garments that look like high-end gym wear, but include a small, hidden pocket to store...

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Joint development of nonwovens for use in stem cell culture

Mitsui Chemicals has launched a project with FullStem for the joint development of high-performance nonwovens to be used in the high-density, large-scale culture of stem...

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AIMPLAS joins project to develop eco-friendly composite materials

AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre in Valencia, Spain, has joined the Lightcar project, funded by the Valencian Innovation Agency (AVI), to develop novel composite materials...

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