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Kimberly-Clark of Irving, Texas, USA, will reportedly invest US$42 million in its product

An endovascular stent-graft (endograft) composed of an active textile that can change shape once placed inside the body and after activation has been developed by an inventor in the USA.

European producer of fabrics for workwear, Klopman International is to sell its products in South Africa for the first time after establishing a partnership with Servworx, the second-largest workwe

Equipment for the production of hollow filaments will be developed by Fibre Extrusion Technology (FET) Ltd of Leeds, UK, following the award of a grant to the company by Innovate UK.

A pair of fabrics designed to offer comfort, ease of movement, and protection for firefighters and first responders has been launched by Arville of Wetherby, UK.

East Africa’s largest diaper factory has been opened in Kenya by a Chinese investor, Sunda International, repor

Over 100 speakers from industry and academia presented the latest innovations and revealed the latest trends in the global fibres and textiles industries at the Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (

Cortland Biomedical has opened a new, purpose-built manufacturing facility for the design, development and validation of biomedical textile constructions.

Google’s Project Jacquard has been quiet since the launch of Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket in 2017, but has now returne

An uncoated, water-resistant and breathable fabric that is highly stretchable in multiple directions has been developed by Elevate Textiles (formerly International Textile Group) of Greensboro, Nor

A system for recycling cotton and polyester (PES) from waste textiles has been developed by Tyton BioSciences of Danville, Virginia, USA.

Testing specialist SGS has established what it says is the first independent laboratory in Europe to measure objectively the softness of disposable hygiene products, such as baby diapers and femini

A breathable, heat-reflecting textile that can be worn by firefighters, rescue workers and military personnel working in close proximity to fires has been developed by Heathcoat Fabrics of Tiverton

First Graphene has signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with the University of Manchester to develop graphene-hybrid materials for use in supercapacitors.

Fibre-reinforced polyamides (PAs) from Lanxess have been used by L&L Products to reinforce a steel insert for the A-pillars of Porsche’s convertibles and roadsters.

A polyimide fibre that maintains its stability and flexibility in high-temperature environments has been launched by Evonik of Essen, Germany.

Fibre manufacturer International Fibres Group (IFG) has invested approximately €1.3 million in a research and development (R&D) facility at its plant (IFG Asota) in Linz, Austria.

An alternative to down insulation comprising a blend of partly bio-based polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) and lyocell fibres has been developed by bedding manufacturer DesignWeave of Dayton, Ne

A range of sewing threads that are made entirely from recycled polyester (PES) has been launched by American & Efird (A&E) of Mount Holly, North Carolina, USA.

Specialist in the production and supply of arc-flash protective clothing, Skanwear has secured a new contract with ABB North America.

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