Archive: November 2023

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Prototype smart glove helps improve stroke rehabilitation

An electronic glove that enables movement in the paralysed hand of stroke survivors to support their rehabilitation has been invented by a team from the…

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Vietnamese textile and apparel exports target US$44bn in 2024

The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (Vitas) has set a target of US$44bn from textile and apparel exports in 2024 as positive changes have been…

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Swedish embroidery machine maker supports creative identity in Ukraine

Despite Russia’s ongoing military assault on its country, ACG Nyström Ukraine, which was founded in 2005 and is based in Lviv, 70 km from the…

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E-yarns for sport and healthcare applications

Electronic yarn (e-yarn) technology has been employed by a research group in Nottingham, UK, to create electronic textiles for healthcare, well-being and sports applications.

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Coated antimicrobial fabric for hospital curtains

Researchers at Empa in Switzerland, together with chemical company BASF, the Spiez Laboratory and the Technical University of Berlin, have developed coated fabrics that inhibit…

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Sewing, embroidery and lasers create sensors and wearables

Researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California are using embroidery and lasers to create affordable, cutting-edge sensors for wearables…

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Integrating electronic components into textiles

High-quality, stable, reliable and durable electrical contact is essential for the success of electronic textiles (e-textiles), which must meet the requirements of both textiles and…

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Textiles that record audio

SRI International, North Carolina State University and textile producer International Fabric Machines are working to incorporate a piezoelectric material into a fabric that acts like…

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Soisa Aircraft Interiors expands Dubai facility

Soisa Aircraft Interiors, a provider of cabin upholstery and assembly services, has expanded its facility in the Dubai South area in the UAE.

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Essity joins project on circular sensor technology

Hygiene and health company Essity has joined the European research project Sustronics, which is supporting the development of circular electronic products.

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Global fashion brands failing to protect Myanmar clothing workers

New data from the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) shows that workers in Myanmar are facing increasing infringements of their rights, while fashion…

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Creating fashion from vehicle production waste

Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer Nio has launched its own sustainable fashion brand in which garments and accessories using materials left over from the car manufacturing…

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Bulgarian former footballer opens first store in Plovdiv

Bulgarian former footballer Hristo Stoichkov has opened a store with his fashion brand H8S in Mall Plovdiv at an event attended by celebrities from the…

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Artificial spider silk for medical scaffolds

Latvian company PrintyMed is developing biocompatible artificial spider silk to create scaffolds that can be used for tissue engineering applications, such as three-dimensional heart valves,…

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Eco-friendly Aston Martin concept unveiled

Lunaz, a provider of sustainable automotive technology based at Silverstone, Northamptonshire, UK, has unveiled a new concept for the Aston Martin DB6 that is said…

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Funding to improve radiation protection for medical practitioners

Texray has secured SEK45m (€3. 9m) in funding in an investment round led by Industrifonden and supported by private investors at Impilo.

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