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Indian start up's fabric protects against coronavirus, MDROs

21st Apr 2021

An Indian start-up, Thermaissance, has developed a fabric which inactivates coronavirus in less than an hour. It also kills various other multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs). Thermaissance’s technology remains active 24/7, working to inhibit viral, bacterial, and fungal growth on the surface of the textiles, protecting healthcare workers and...

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US health company Siren unveils remote patient monitoring programme

4th Mar 2021

Siren, a health technology company that pioneered the development of microsensor-embedded textiles for medical applications, has unveiled Siren Staffing, a remote patient monitoring (RPM) programme. This augments its Siren Socks product offering, which continuously tracks foot temperature, especially helping patients with diabetes manage their foot...

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SanMar, WonderWink collaborate, offer healthcare scrubs

12th Feb 2021

SanMar Corporation, supplier of wholesale accessories and apparel, has entered into a collaboration with WonderWink to offer world-class healthcare scrubs. The move combines SanMar's extensive distribution network and industry expertise with WonderWink innovative design, product quality and styling, marking SanMar's entry into healthcare apparel sector.

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Turkey’s medical textile goods exports $1.4 bn in 2020

3rd Feb 2021

Turkey's export of medical textile goods reached $1.4 billion last year, according to the Aegean Exporters Association (EIB), which recently said the textile products export sector is recovering. EIB head coordinator Jak Eskinazi said despite the pandemic last year, there was only 8 per cent export loss in textile and raw materials compared with 2019.

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Thuasne takes over Knit-Rite, its Therafirm division

22nd Jan 2021

Thuasne, a major player in the medical device market in Europe, has taken over the US-based company Knit-Rite, specialised in medical textiles, and its Therafirm division, dedicated to compression. This is Thuasne's fourth and largest acquisition in the United States in 10 years. The group took over Townsend Design in 2011, and Quinn Medical in 2016.

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Turkish textile company to set up US firm

20th Jan 2021

Turkey's Ebruzen Textile will set up a US firm to market its anti-viral fabrics and masks produced using those. The fabric and the masks were analysed at the centres authorised by the health ministry for virus analysis and were granted the global EN18184 certificate of anti-viral effectiveness. These have been sold in the domestic market as well as...

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Partners Group takes over Careismatic Brands

13th Jan 2021

Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, has taken over Careismatic Brands, a designer, marketer and distributor of branded medical apparel. The company was acquired from New Mountain Capital, an alternative investment manager. Careismatic sells its products in 70 countries. Partners Group will help it further expand...

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Polygiene acquires British additives company Addmaster

11th Jan 2021

Sweden-based company, Polygiene, has recently acquired supplier of high performance additives, Addmaster, making it a comprehensive supplier of antimicrobial solutions for both soft and hard surfaces. Polygiene, a leading international supplier of odour control and freshness technologies, has acquired Addmaster at a purchase price of SEK 374 million.

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UK abolishes 'tampon tax' on menstrual products

5th Jan 2021

The British government recently abolished the tampon tax, honouring its March commitment to remove value-added tax (VAT) on women's sanitary products. Chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak said he was 'proud' the government had delivered on its promise, adding that it is providing free sanitary products in schools, colleges and hospitals.

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