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India’s SVP Global Ventures to invest ₹100 cr in new tech textile unit

29th Sep 2021

SVP Global Ventures Ltd, India's largest compact cotton yarn manufacturer, is foraying into technical textiles. The company is investing around ₹100 crore in setting up a 4,375 MT per annum green-field facility for technical textiles at Jhalawar, Rajasthan. Commercial production is expected to commence in the new unit within 12 to 15 months.

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IIT Delhi team develops cotton fabric that can adsorb air pollutants

8th Sep 2021

An Indian Institute of Technology Delhi team has developed a modified cotton fabric capable of adsorbing harmful air pollutants from air. ZIF-8@CM cotton and ZIF-67@CM cotton, as these are called, are zeolite imidazolate framework-modified functionalised fabrics that adsorb high levels of organic air pollutants like benzene, aniline and styrene from...

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UK’s Ballyclare to supply PPE in Yorkshire and Humberside region

7th Sep 2021

Ballyclare has been awarded a contract covering PPE for some 3,200 firefighters by three fire and rescue services in the Yorkshire and Humberside region. The contract includes new additions to the Xenon range which have been developed to meet the specific demands of this customer. Xenon range is multi-functional structural firefighting clothing.

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Korean safety glove maker Summit Corporation obtains EN certification

1st Sep 2021

Summit Corporation, a leading Korean safety glove manufacturer, has acquired EN certification for three of its leather safety gloves and will accelerate overseas exports. The gloves can be used for various purposes such as rescue, first aid, suppression, and driving, and others. The company, founded in 1999, has persistently worked on gloves...

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America’s Mechanix Wear acquires Chicago Protective Apparel

19th Aug 2021

Mechanix Wear, a manufacturer of high-performance work gloves, has announced that it has acquired Chicago Protective Apparel (CPA), a 108-year-old, family-owned manufacturer of personal protective equipment (PPE). Mechanix Wear is a portfolio company of middle-market private equity firm Gryphon Investors. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Canadian scientists develop sensor to detect damaged protective gear

16th Aug 2021

A collaborative research between University of Alberta and industry has led to development of a sensor which can detect deterioration in protective clothing of firefighters and others in hazardous work situations. The sensor presents a faster, easier way to detect damage from heat, moisture and UV light. Aging protective gear can put firefighters at...

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UK's Carrington Textiles flame retardant fabrics get RU mark

13th Aug 2021

Carrington Textiles has received the RU status under the category of ‘flame resistant clothing for protection of industrial personnel against short-duration thermal exposures from fire’ for six of its flame retardant fabrics. The six fabrics are also NFPA 2112 accredited. Carrington Textiles is the largest producer of workwear fabrics based in the UK.

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Start-up, NGO join hands for advanced textile solution for Indian flag

26th Jul 2021

SWATRIC, an Indian Institute of Technology Delhi ((IIT-D) start-up, has collaborated with the Flag Foundation of India to develop an advanced textile solution for India’s national flag. A memorandum of understanding was recently signed between IIT-D Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer and the foundation to execute the research and...

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NC State University produces mosquito-resistant clothing

22nd Jul 2021

Scientists at North Carolina State University have produced insecticide-free, mosquito-resistant clothing using textile materials which were bite-proof in experiments with live mosquitoes. The textile materials were developed using a computational model, which describes the biting behaviour of Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that carries viruses.

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