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Dual active ingredient nets ideal for countering global Malaria

26th Jun 2023

Dual active ingredient nets, like PermaNet Dual, provide improved protection against pyrethroid-resistant mosquitoes, according to Tie Lan, R&D head at Swiss firm Vestergaard. The nets combine two modes of action, lowering resistance potential. Vestergaard also aims to develop alternative dual nets for rotating use to minimise environmental impact.

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US’ Taara launches scrubs from recycled fabric for healthcare pros

26th Jun 2023

Taara has introduced high-quality medical scrubs, made from recycled, bluesign approved material meeting OEKO-TEX standards. The range includes many styles, colours, and sizes with features like seam detailing, four-way stretch, fluid repellency, and tool-friendly pockets and loops. The scrubs use environmentally friendly, fluorine-free technology.

L-R: Mayank Chhatwal, BS Butola, Umasankar Sinha Mahapatra, Shishir Tyagi, Yatee Gupta, Anasuya Roy, and Dr. Ajay Kumar before the start of technical session at the conference. Pic: PHDCCI
Indian technical textiles can grow at 50% if industry focuses: Govt

16th May 2023

India’s technical textiles sector can grow at a 50 per cent CAGR, according to Rajeev Saxena, Coordinator of the National Technical Textile Mission. Challenges facing the Indian technical textiles sector include export penetration, capacity, R&D and skilled labour. The Ministry of Textile plans to subsidise engineering colleges to broaden textile...

Representatives from the AMTZ, AHPI, and AiMeD at the launch of the Healthcare Textiles Processing Facility Certification Scheme. Pic: AMTZ/LinkedIn
India’s AMTZ, AHPI, & AiMeD to certify healthcare textiles

11th Apr 2023

The AMTZ, AHPI, and AiMeD have launched the Healthcare Textiles Processing Facility Certification Scheme to certify facilities that process healthcare textiles. The certification process includes site visits, documentation reviews, and testing of samples. The scheme is open for applications from healthcare textiles processing facilities in India and...

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US’ PADM Medical gets FDA nod for 1st plant-based medical face mask

16th Mar 2023

PADM Medical has received FDA clearance to market the world's first plant-based procedural mask for healthcare. The Precision Eco Compostable/Plant Based Procedural Mask with Earloops is made using Ecofuse plant-based materials. The mask generates carbon credits and reduces CO2 emissions by around 55 per cent compared to conventional petroleum-based...

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US’ Taara introduces sustainable medical scrubs line

17th Feb 2023

Taara has launched sustainable scrubs designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals. The scrub line features Bluesign approved fabric made from recycled material that match the criteria of OEKO-TEX standards, and comes in a variety of styles, colours, and sizes. The new line is designed with environmentally friendly, fluorine-free latest...

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Berry opens new manufacturing facility in Bangalore, India

1st Feb 2023

Berry, a leader in the design, development, and production of patient-centred healthcare solutions, will begin production at its new manufacturing facility and healthcare centre of excellence (CoE) in Bangalore, India as early as April 2023. The Greenfield expansion project will create local jobs and improve global access to health products.

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US’ Standard Textile names Alex Heiman as new president

20th Jan 2023

US’ Standard Textile, a leader in the healthcare and hospitality textile markets, has announced Alex Heiman will assume the role of president. Heiman succeeds his father, Gary Heiman, as the fourth-generation president of Standard Textile. Gary Heiman continues a leadership role at Standard Textile as chairman and chief executive officer.

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Belgium’s Devan to launch biobased allergen control tech at Heimtextil

4th Jan 2023

Belgian textile innovator Devan Chemicals will launch Purissimo NTL, a biobased and readily biodegradable allergen control technology, at the Heimtextil trade show in Frankfurt, which will be held from January 10–13, 2023. The technology is based on probiotic encapsulation technology and aims to improve the lives of people who suffer from allergies.

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