Archive: April 2022

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South African JV to produce automotive flooring, acoustics and fibre-based products

UK-headquartered Auria Solutions, a Tier 1 supplier of vehicle flooring, acoustic and fibre-based products, and Feltex Automotive, a South African manufacturer of automotive textiles and...

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Coloured carbon and flax solutions at JEC World

Hypetex demonstrated the processing and sustainability benefits of its patented colourisation technology at last month’s JEC World composites exhibition in Paris, France.

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Russian textile and clothing market facing record losses

The Russian textile and clothing market continues to bear huge losses owing to the ongoing military conflict with Ukraine and sanctions imposed on the country.

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Lightweight nonwoven mat made from recycled carbon fibres

A lightweight nonwoven made from recycled carbon fibres with an areal density of 60 g/m2 was launched by UK-based Gen 2 Carbon at last month’s...

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Kordsa to buy majority stake in Italian composites firm

Kordsa of Izmut, Turkey, is to acquire the majority shares of Italian composites company Microtex Composites of Prato, which provides carbon fibre fabrics and prepregs...

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Electronic skin perceives touch from different directions

A German research team from Chemnitz and Dresden has taken a major step forward in the development of sensitive electronic skin (e-skin) with integrated artificial...

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Printed energy harvesting solutions for textile-based automotive applications

As leader of the Portuguese project ContiTex, Continental’s Portuguese unit Continental – Indústria Têxtil do Ave in Lousado, together with the Portuguese research centre, CeNTI,...

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Clothing and embroidery factory opens in Vietnam

The first phase of a clothing and embroidery factory opened its doors in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai in April.

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Bulgarian designer’s journey from architecture to Paris

Bulgarian designer Hristina Nikolova presented her new brand Nikolova at February’s Paris Fashion Week at the invitation of FlyingSolo New York, a US fashion platform...

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Scalable methods for making energy-harvesting textiles

A scalable manufacturing technique to create wearable fabrics embedded with small power generators is being used by researchers in the UK and Sri Lanka to...

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3D knitted textile sensor for activity recognition

Using digital flat-bed and circular knitting machines, researchers at the School of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have developed seamless and scalable piezo-resistive...

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Sustainable packaging made from wool in Estonia

Estonian start-up Woola is now creating “bubble wool” packaging – envelopes and bottle sleeves – made from wool.

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Sensors integrated in clothing monitor heart rate

With stretchable, bendable smart textiles poised to reshape clothing of all kinds, creating new opportunities for integrating advanced monitoring technologies into everyday items, researchers at...

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Wearable for monitoring prenatal health at home

An estimated 15m babies are born prematurely every year in the EU, posing a significant risk to both maternal and neonatal health.

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Fashion Revolution Indonesia encourages ethical production

Fashion Revolution Indonesia returned for its second edition, highlighting the need for ethical and sustainable decisions in fashion, from yarn to garments.

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Customised comfort bra aids recovery from mastectomy

Researchers at the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel have developed a novel mastectomy bra by employing ergonomic design and three-dimensional material engineering...

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