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Sweden’s Polygiene & MP Activewear launch high-performance fabrics

24th Feb 2022

MP Activewear, born from the leading online sports nutrition brand MyProtein, has launched products with Sweden’s Polygiene in their high-end running range Velocity Ultra as well as their Power Ultra collection. It will cover a number of treated items in high performance fabrics for men and women, such as sport-bras, leggings, t-shirts, shorts and...

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Canadian retailer Frank And Oak launches waterproof smart collection

18th Feb 2022

Canadian sustainable clothing retailer Frank And Oak has launched the Aero ultra light packable jacket as a multi-seasonal puffer for women - the latest in a line of sustainability-centred garments. The new ultra light Aero jacket provides wearers with a trendy outerwear piece, suitable as an extra layer underneath bulkier coats for added warmth.

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Spanish brand Ternua renews technical lines for 2022/23 FW range

1st Feb 2022

Spanish outdoor brand Ternua has renewed its most technical lines in the collection designed for its 2022/2023 Fall Winter collection. The innovation team at Ternua has worked on Protech that is designed for mountaineering and Adrenalite, which is focused on high intensity aerobic activities like trail running, e-biking or light hiking.

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France’s Arkema increases Pebax elastomer production by 25 per cent

25th Jan 2022

Arkema has announced a 25 per cent increase in its global Pebax elastomer production capacity by investing in Serquigny in France. The investment will notably enable increased production of the bio-circular Pebax Rnew and traditional Pebax ranges. Arkema is a specialty chemicals and advanced materials company headquartered in Colombes, near Paris,...

US’ Natural Fiber Welding makes fabric to replace plastic in clothing

21st Jan 2022

US-based Natural Fiber Welding (NFW) has launched an alternative to synthetic fabrics. It has made a performance cotton textile called Clarus that can be used for clothing. The fabric has been treated to partially break down the organic material and leave it stronger and denser. The result is cotton yarn that behaves more like synthetic fibres.

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US IARPA SMART e-PANTS seeks submissions on smart clothing components

20th Jan 2022

The US Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity recently sought submissions on electronic components it can stitch into textiles that will adapt to changes in the external environment or user input. It is particularly interested in components integrated into an entire active smart textile system or proven to be flexible, stretchable or washable.

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MIT researchers in US develop world’s longest flexible fibre battery

5th Jan 2022

US researchers have developed a rechargeable lithium-ion battery in the form of an ultra-long fibre that could be woven into fabrics. The battery can enable a wide variety of wearable electronic devices, can be used to make 3D-printed batteries in any shape and opens possibilities for self-powered communications, sensing and computational devices.

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New light-weight textile material in US traps thermal energy when dry

3rd Jan 2022

A light-weight material that traps thermal energy when dry, but opens a series of tiny vents to let heat escape when a person starts sweating has been developed by material scientists at Duke University in the United States. The vents close again to retain heat once they are dry. The approach was mentioned in a recent issue of the journal Science...

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Bangla tech textile sector needs capacity building, policy support

24th Dec 2021

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) president Faruque Hassan recently stressed the importance of capacity building within the garment and textile industry along with policy support to tap technical textiles sector opportunities, including manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE), surgery gowns and masks.

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