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Milliken to produce personal protective equipment

3rd Apr 2020

Global textile manufacturer Milliken has decided to use its materials science expertise to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) for the health sector amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Milliken's new advanced medical fabrics and barriers complement its breakthrough BioSmart antimicrobial technology used in scrubs, lab coats and hospital privacy...

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Eastman & THEC to make face shields for medical personnel

1st Apr 2020

In an effort to fight against COVID-19, Eastman has joined hands with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) and Austin Peay State University to support the local production of 10,000 protective face shields for medical personnel in the state capital of Nashville. Based in the US, Eastman is a global leading specialty materials company.

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IFAI offers members access to AAPN online sourcing centre

30th Mar 2020

The Americas Apparel Producers’ Network recently opened an online sourcing centre connecting its supplier and producer members to make masks, gowns and other urgently required medical garments and sewn products. The Industrial Fabrics Association International, which has a partnership with AAPN, is offering the service free to its members and network.

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EDANA: biodegradability of Lyocell, Viscose established

9th Mar 2020

EDANA, the voice of the nonwovens and related industries, has supported EU's Plastic Strategy to reduce the plastic waste and increase its recycling, and expressed concern over plastic definition in a study published by Eunomia. EDANA has said that the study overlooks the evidence which establishes biodegradability and flushability of Lyocell and...

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Demand for linen & turnover kits to gather pace: Fact.MR

5th Mar 2020

Global linen and turnover kits market is projected to see a compounded annual growth rate of 5 per cent between 2019 and 2029 and surpass $1.9 billion by 2029 end, adding 1.6 times more value compared to 2019, says a recent report by Fact.MR.Rising surgeries will bolster sales of these products, creating a value opportunity of $770 million during the...

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CopperGel, Nufabrx create pain relieving clothing

25th Feb 2020

CopperGel and Nufabrx have jointly created pain relieving, copper infused clothing. The technology involves optimising textile materials with active ingredients at the yarn level, creating a new type of product category - health wear. The clothing produced this way actively soothes pain. The pain relief at the point of contact lasts up to 25 machine...

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Toray Industries opens tech textile unit in Andhra Pradesh

18th Feb 2020

Toray Industries (India), a subsidiary of Japan’s Toray Industries Inc, has commissioned its ₹1,000-crore plant in Andhra Pradesh’s Sri City to produce technical textiles for medical application and auto components. State industries minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy inaugurated the plant in the presence of Kojiro Uchiyama, consul-general of Japan in...

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Myant displays medical textiles at CES 2020 expo

8th Jan 2020

Myant is presenting a line-up of textile products that enable continuous and ambient heart health management at CES 2020, from January 7-10, 2020, in Las Vegas, in booth #43925, Sands expo, health and wellness. Myant, based in Canada, knits sensors and actuators into everyday textiles, giving them the ability to sense and react to the human body.

(L-R) Ameesha Patel, Bollywood actress; Tor Lund, President and CEO, MIP; Pic: MIP Inc
MIP, leader in reusable healthcare textile comes to India

16th Dec 2019

Global leader in reusable healthcare textile industry, MIP Inc, was launched in India, by Tor Lund, president and CEO of MIP Inc and Bollywood actor Ameesha Patel amid an august gathering of top doctors, healthcare professionals and policy makers. MIP Inc has come to India after being in the business of reusable healthcare textiles for the last 40...

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