Archive: March 2023

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Thread-like pumps can be woven into clothing

Researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have developed fibre-like pumps that allow high-pressure fluidic circuits to be woven into textiles without…

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ELeather re-brands and announces new funding

ELeather, a producer of sustainable recycled leather, is rebranding as Generation Phoenix (Gen Phoenix) after securing US$18m in funding to further its mission to create…

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Smart elastomeric films aid communication with virtual worlds

Researchers at Saarland University, Germany, are currently developing technology that allows humans and computers to communicate more naturally and more intuitively using highly flexible, ultrathin…

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Nano-modified stent for treatment of hollow organ tumours

Researchers at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, have developed a novel technology for the treatment of hollow organ tumours, which was awarded second place in the…

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Indonesia destroys imported second-hand clothing

In a bid to protect its domestic textile sector, Indonesia has destroyed more than 7,300 bales of imported used clothing at an industrial area in…

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Turkmen government urged to end forced labour in cotton industry

Turkmenistan's government is being urged to intensify its efforts to eliminate state-imposed forced labour in the cotton industry by the Cotton Campaign, a coalition of…

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Belarusian linen mill to launch nonwovens production in Russia

Belarus-based Orsha Linen Mill plans to start production of nonwovens in Russia’s Kursk region with an investment estimated at RUB1. 5bn (US$20m).

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Smart bandages monitor wounds and provide targeted treatment

A smart bandage developed at the California Institute of Technology could make the treatment of chronic wounds, such as diabetic ulcers and burns, easier, more…

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Detecting exhaustion with smart sportswear

Researchers at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, have developed an electronic yarn capable of precisely measuring how a person’s body moves.

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Bamboo textile fibre innovation hub opened in Philippines

The Department of Science and Technology Region 02 in partnership with Isabela State University has opened the first Bamboo Textile Fiber Innovation Hub in Northern…

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Nanotechnology company launches virtual internship programme

NanoTextile, a textile nanotechnology services company based in Malaysia, has launched a Virtual International Internship Program.

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Smart textile band achieves high-quality ECGs in unrestrained horses

Excellent heart-related data has been obtained from horses by scientists in Canada using a smart textile band that incorporated sensors.

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Smart sock alerts older people to risk of falling

A smart sock that alerts older people to the increased risk of falls has been created by electronic textiles (e-textiles) experts at the UK’s Nottingham…

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From textile waste to automotive nonwovens

One of the missions of Refashion is to accelerate the recycling of textiles and footwear.

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Swedish company to sell its stake in Russian fashion retailer

Eastnine is continuing a search of bidders for Melon Fashion Group, one of Russia’s largest fashion retailers, which is expected to be sold as part…

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Bio-based hygiene nonwoven on show at Index

A team from the Saxon Textile Research Institute will be at April's Index exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland, where it will present its latest research products,…

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