2nd Mar 2021
The Navy Exchange Service Command’s Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility (NCTRF), co-located at the Natick Soldier Systems Centre in Natick, Massachusetts, has developed face coverings using 3D knitting technology. The technology reduces the amount of time and labour required in typical traditional cut and sew manufacturing techniques.
26th Feb 2021
Shawmut Corporation has established a new Health and Safety business unit that will use its trademark advanced materials, textile manufacturing and process innovation techniques to produce high-quality, US-made, health and safety products, including its Protex line of PPE. Shawmut broadened its medical focus last year to include PPE for COVID-19...
23rd Feb 2021
Autefa, a leading manufacturer of nonwoven machines and automation solutions which is headquartered in Germany, has developed HiPerMask, a fully automated production line for the production of protective/ face masks. HiPerMask produces protective masks in accordance with the EU FFP2 and FFP3 standards, as well as the US N95 and N98 standards.
23rd Feb 2021
TenCate Protective Fabrics has unveiled a new finish which is completely free of PFAS chemicals. This is in response to growing demand from the fire service industry to move away from products containing PFAS-based chemistry. The company is working with supply chain and garment manufacturing partners for phased availability of outer shells with new...
18th Feb 2021
Kishigo, a US-based manufacturer of high visibility safety apparel and accessories, is contributing to fight against Covid-19 by supplying high visibility vests, t-shirts and jackets to healthcare workers engaged in Covid-19 testing and vaccination in high traffic environments. Covid-19 vaccine centres are being set up in large parking lots in the...
9th Feb 2021
Strengthening the fight against Covid-19, ACTife has produced textile materials which kill bacteria and viruses. These utilise semiconductor sputtering technology, which uses silver, copper and titanium sputtering to produce hydroxyl radicals on the surface of the fabric. Hydroxyl radicals destroy viruses and bacteria by making their proteins lose...
5th Feb 2021
HeaT-MX has launched a product category, Flame Retardant (FR-MX), based on cutting-edge technologies of thermal insulation and award-winning technical for environmental benefits. The FR-MX products are engineered to suit winter gloves, footwear, clothing, and home textiles, and other applications requiring high levels of anti-flammability properties.
1st Feb 2021
Leading premium car brand, Volvo Car Malaysia, had announced that it has collaborated with NanoTextile to make anti-microbial reusable face mask in pursuing sustainability. Volvo Cars is well-known for approaching sustainability principles. NanoTextile is a leading company in Malaysia to offer wide span of nanotechnology in textile industry.
28th Jan 2021
Toray Industries is expanding its Livmoa range of single-use protective clothing - it is introducing versions for high-pressure water applications and cleanrooms. In January, it will unveil the Livmoa4000 for high-pressure water applications while in February it will bring out an upgraded version of Livmoa CL sterilised clothing for cleanrooms.