Archive: July 2022

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C&A to leave Serbia after major fraud detected

Clothing retailer C&A Serbia has filed for insolvency after is became “the target of organised customs fraud committed by unknown perpetrators”.

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Transcatheter aortic valve replacement drape launched

US healthcare company Medline Industries has introduced a transcatheter aortic valve replacement drape, the latest addition to the company’s surgical drape product range designed to...

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Philippine government urged to plug ‘missing links’ in apparel making

The Philippine government should plug the “missing links” in the domestic clothing manufacturing industry, one of the country’s top export earners, by supporting and developing...

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SHL Healthcare sets up Textile Center of Excellence

Textile centre of excellence for medtech opened in Sweden

SHL Healthcare has established a textile centre of excellence in Borås, Sweden, to extend and streamline support for early project phases in collaboration with customers.

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Myant adds new technologies to textile computing platform

Toronto, Canada-based Myant is partnering with Osmotex to bring new technology to the rapidly evolving textile computing industry.

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Vietnamese textile and clothing exports on target

Vietnam’s textile and clothing industry is still on target to achieve its export target of US$42–43bn in 2022, despite the industry facing many difficulties in...

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Woven heart valve without post-fabrication

The Techtextil Innovation Award 2022 in the New Product category went to the Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology (ITM) at the...

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Engineered mattress tricks the body to fall asleep faster

Bioengineers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a unique mattress and pillow system that uses heating and cooling to tell the body...

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US retailers still selling products made of banned Turkmen cotton

Recent media reports suggest that leading US retailers continue to sell products made with cotton from Turkmenistan, despite a long-standing US Customs and Border Protection...

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Graphene nanotubes add functionality to yarns

High demand for interactive electronic textiles has encouraged CoatYarn, an Italian producer of technical/industrial yarns, to expand its production range with a thermoplastic polyurethane yarn...

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Slovak sock brand asks customers for help

Fusakle, a popular sock manufacturer in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, is struggling with financial difficulties, with coronavirus, war in Ukraine, inflation and rising input...

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Form-fitting individually customised face masks

A doctoral candidate in Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Architecture has developed a new active fibre and designed a process that, combined with a...

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H&M begins ‘winding down’ operations in Russia

Following its decision to pause all sales in Russia, as announced on 2 March, the Sweden-based H&M Group has now said it will be taking...

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Smart solution for dealing with daily back pain

Myovolt is launching a new platform technology for the treatment and tracking of lower back pain.

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Stretchable and washable printed electronic technologies

TNO at Holst Centre in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, has developed a platform of thin, stretchable and washable printed electronic technologies for smart clothing and wearable...

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Fire-retardant upholstery system launched

High-end performance fabric manufacturer Ultrafabrics has partnered with Tapis and Franklin Products to create Atago, which was launched earlier this year at Aircraft Interiors Expo...

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