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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.

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Myant’s Health and Wellness System gets CES award

20th Nov 2019

Myant, leader in textile computing, has won CES 2020 Innovation Award for its Health and Wellness System. CES Innovation Awards is an annual competition which honours outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. The system provides a continuous connection to the human body by measuring biometrics through everyday clothing.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö unveils TrustShield

12th Nov 2019

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has unveiled TrustShield, a versatile portfolio of medical fabrics that can be used to provide protection against surgical lasers, chemicals and potent chemotherapy drugs. A high level of protection is critical in healthcare settings. TrustShield absorbent fabric is highly absorbent and maintains its strength and uniformity even when...

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Minnesota University develops shape changing textiles

5th Nov 2019

Scientists at the University of Minnesota have developed temperature-responsive textile that can be used to make self-fitting garments powered by body heat. The textiles resemble typical knits, but are created using special active materials, shape memory alloys (SMAs), which change shape when heated. These could also be used to create compression...

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AU develops garment system to help autistic people

30th Oct 2019

Two lecturers at Ajman University (AU) have developed a smart garment ecosystem which can determine the wearer's stress level and trigger clothes and accessories' functionalities accordingly to help understand and better control overwhelming situations and emotions. This may help in monitoring physiological parameters indicating stress in autistic...

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Military, healthcare to boost conductive textile market

24th Oct 2019

The conductive textile market is estimated to rise with a single digit compounded annual growth rate, primarily influenced by the demand for smart conductive textile for a wide range of applications in various end-use industries, including healthcare monitoring, treatment and military, according to a new research report by market intelligence firm...

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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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