Archive: January 2024

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US clearance for sterilisation wrap

Ahlstrom has received FDA 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for its Reliance Fusion sterilisation wrap for the sterilisation of surgical equipment…

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Technology license to develop comfortable mastectomy bra

Since most breast prostheses are designed based on Western models, it is often difficult for breast cancer patients in Asia to find a comfortable fit…

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Artex expands through Danish acquisition

Artex, a Sweden-based provider of large-scale textile projects for public spaces, public transportation and the automotive industry, is enhancing its offerings in the transportation sector…

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UK bio-based materials project launched for automotive

A consortium led by sustainable technology innovator Sonichem Technologies (formerly Bio-Sep) of Southampton, UK, has been granted nearly £600,000 in funding from Innovate UK’s Resource…

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Bosnian underwear and sleepwear producer seeks designers’ involvement

Underwear and sleepwear producer Alma Ras has called for designers to participate in the first Alma Ras Industry Day, which will be held on 5…

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Vita Group acquires Paustian Airtex

Metzo, Vita Group’s Germany-based aviation and rail business, has acquired Paustian Airtex, a supplier of leather and textile products for the aviation interiors industry, including…

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Understanding millennials’ adoption of smart textiles

A study undertaken at Nottingham Trent University, led by PhD candidate Ramona Cristina Cook, has revealed that the perceptions of millennials – people born in…

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Crystal Group ‘planning’ textile factory in Nam Dinh

Hong Kong-headquartered clothing manufacturer Crystal Group is reportedly looking to build a US$200m yarn, fabric and garment production facility in the northern Vietnamese province of…

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Flexible temperature sensor development

Engineers from UK universities have developed a new method of measuring temperature through the interaction of a soft and flexible “smart skin” sensor with electromagnetic…

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Knitted dress changes shape in response to heat

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Self-Assembly Laboratory in collaboration with Ministry of Supply have developed a 4D Knit Dress that incorporates the latest…

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Portable fabric microwave bag wins innovation award

A smart device that claims to be the world’s first portable microwave bag, with a weight of less than 300 g, won the Best of…

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Lightweight and sustainable leather alternative

Ohoskin, an Italian manufacturer of a bio-based alternative material to animal leather, and ReCarbon, an Italian company that has developed a one-stop solution for the…

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JD Sports Fashion completes Polish acquisition

JD Sports Fashion has completed the acquisition of a 40% stake in a Polish investment group as it continues to push into European markets.

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Launch of open innovation community for smart medtech

Crowdhelix, an open innovation platform designed to foster collaboration among researchers, business leaders and investors, has launched the Smart Medtech Helix to accelerate innovation across…

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Textile and polymer laminate layers for implants

A method for the manufacture of a medical implant is provided by Edwards Lifesciences, a medical technology company headquartered in Irvine, California, USA.

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Exodus of Western brands provides opportunities for Russian producers

The exodus of Western textile and clothing brands from the Russian market following the country’s invasion of Ukraine has had a positive impact on local…

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