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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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Swedish company Trelleborg unveils lightweight fire-resistant material

13th Jul 2021

Trelleborg has unveiled a new lightweight fire-resistant material which provides protection against fire for up to seven hours. As part of Trelleborg’s agreement with CFP Composites, the new material - Soteria FR1500 – will be made available in Europe. Soteria FR1500 is easy to transport and install, making it suitable for both new and upgraded...

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US company IPS takes over Swift Textile Metalizing

28th Jun 2021

Integrated Polymer Solutions (IPS), a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, has taken over Swift Textile Metalizing (STM), a designer and manufacturer of highly engineered metalised fabrics used in electromagnetic and radio frequency interference shielding applications. The acquisition is meant to strengthen the materials science business.

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US’ Shawmut establishes Military & Protective Materials Business Unit

25th Jun 2021

Shawmut Corporation, which uses materials innovation to improve lives, has established a Military and Protective Materials Business Unit that will use the company’s trademark advanced materials, textile manufacturing and process innovation techniques to produce high-quality, US-made, ultra-high-specification and high-performance technical fabric...

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Defender Safety & Premier Guard to expand PPE manufacturing in the US

28th May 2021

Defender Safety has announced a partnership with Premier Guard in order to support a supply chain of over 100 hospitals nationwide in sourcing PPE for their procedure and surgical masks. Defender Safety is a leading developer and distributor of healthcare and industrial PPE based in the US. Premier Guard is a leading producer of PPE in the US.

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US’ UniFirst unveils breathable, lightweight FR workwear

24th May 2021

UniFirst Corporation, a North American leader in the supply and servicing of uniforms, workwear, and facility service products, has unveiled Bulwark iQ Series of safety apparel, adding to an already robust core uniform service offering of flame resistant (FR) and high visibility personal protective equipment (PPE). The apparel is breathable and...

Netherland’s DSM appoints 7 PMPs to expand Dyneema
Netherland’s DSM appoints 7 PMPs to expand Dyneema

13th May 2021

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has got seven Premium Manufacturing Partners (PMPs) to help expand its Dyneema fabric offerings. The PMPs will provide operational advantages to address customer needs, including accessibility to diverse fabric options, increased speed to market, and fabric...

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US brand Cordura collaborates with Daletec for flame-retardant fabric

12th May 2021

Invista’s Cordura brand has introduced the latest pioneering development in thermal hazard worker protection from FR fabric specialist Daletec, set to shake up the EU industrial PPE clothing market. The innovative inherent flame-retardant fabric Extreme X with stretch functionality is engineered with Cordura fibre for long-lasting durability.

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