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Radboud University sees lung function by smart shirt

7th Oct 2019

Scientists from the Radboud University Medical Centre in The Netherlands have found a smart shirt that measures lung function by sensing movements in the chest and abdomen to be accurate when compared to traditional testing equipment. This opens the way for its testing in patients with lung disease and its use for monitoring such patients in the future.

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European project transforming textile, cosmetic industries

4th Oct 2019

The Center for Nanotechnology and Technical, Functional and Intelligent Materials (CeNTI) in Portugal is leading a consortium that brings together eight partners from five European countries and with a funding of around €3.2 million from the European Union (EU) to develop functional textiles and cosmetics with incorporation of natural base nanocapsules.

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Cortland Biomedical unveils new manufacturing facility

19th Sep 2019

Cortland Biomedical, a full-service medical textiles product development partner, has unveiled a new manufacturing facility strategically designed by textile engineers. The new state-of-the-art facility reflects Cortland's commitment to offering full- scale medical textile production customised to a wide variety of customer and market needs.

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Chinese company Sunda launches diaper factory in Kenya

18th Sep 2019

A Chinese firm recently launched a diaper factory in Kenya. Huang Shiwei, factory director of the Sunda Kenya Industrial Company, said the $39-million facility covering 35 acres in Mavoko, 30 km southwest of Nairobi, has an annual production capacity between 350 million to 450 million pieces. Kenya will save on foreign currency used to import diapers.

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Metsa Tissue to invest in tissue paper business in Sweden

13th Sep 2019

Metsa Tissue, part of Metsa group, has applied for a new environmental permit in Mariestad, Sweden, as part of its Future Mill programme. In the first phase, the plan includes a new tissue paper machine, an automated warehouse, and an office building in the Mariestad mill. The investments in first phase are estimated to amount to approximately €230...

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EU rule threatens fast growth of medical textiles: report

12th Sep 2019

Though the market for medical textiles has the potential to be one of the fastest growing technical textile categories between 2018 and 2025, its growth is threatened by a new, stringent European Union (EU) regulation for medical devices, says a report in issue 114 of Technical Textile Markets from the global business information firm Textiles...

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Absorbable tissue spacer market to grow at 10% till 2029

7th Sep 2019

The global absorbable tissue spacer market reached nearly $85 million in value in 2018 and is expected to propel at a compounded annual growth rate of 10 per cent between 2019 and 2029, says a new study by US-based Future Market Insights (FMI). Rising demand for radiation therapy for cancer will be a key reason for that growth, says the study.

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Teijin launches unique line-ups of wearable solutions

27th Aug 2019

Teijin has launched a unique line-up of wearable devices integrating highly functional materials, sensing techniques, and know-how in home healthcare to provide new solutions for the society. Teijin, based in Japan, is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the areas of environmental value; safety, security, and disaster...

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Tempur Sealy & Fullpower launch AI-powered sleep mattress

23rd Aug 2019

Tempur Sealy, a company that develops, manufactures, and markets mattresses, foundations, pillows, and other products, and Fullpower, the sleep technology company headquartered in the US, have announced a strategic partnership. Through this partnership, Tempur-Pedic recently unveiled the Tempur-Ergo smart base collection powered by Sleeptracker AI.

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