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Indian firm to help Adidas reduce plastics in products

15th Jun 2019

Polygenta Technology Ltd in Maharashtra will help Adidas eliminate the use of virgin plastics in its products by 2024 by producing polyester filament yarn from discarded polyethylene terephthalate bottles at its Nashik factory. The firm, with a capacity to process 30 tonnes of bottles daily, plans to scale up to 100 tonnes a day in two years to meet...

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Porcher to unveil extra-light fabric at Red Bull X-Alps

15th Jun 2019

Porcher Sport is to unveil a new, extra-light paragliding fabric at the Red Bull X-Alps, the world’s toughest adventure race held across the Alps from Salzburg to Monaco, this weekend. Weighing just 21 grams per square metre (gsm), the new fabric weight is significantly lower than Porcher’s Skytex 27gsm material already used in many lightweight...

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Cobra collaborates with Flite to make efoil surfboards

12th Jun 2019

Cobra International is collaborating with Flite, the Australian-based electric foiling surfboard manufacturer, on Fliteboard and Fliteboard PRO – two electric foiling composite surfboards that reach speeds upto 45 kmh. Cobra along with Flite are involved from design and engineering through to the prototyping of the boards plus supply of foils and...

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Porcher Sport to sponsor Red Bull X-Alps 2019 race

30th May 2019

Porcher Sport, the sports and leisure division of Porcher Industries and a leader in high performance fabrics for airborne and nautical sports, has announced that the group will be a race sponsor of the Red Bull X-Alps 2019. Porcher Sport will power the race starting June 16, 2019, with all entering athletes using Porcher-enhanced paragliding fabrics.

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Xenith introduces Element line of shoulder pads

20th May 2019

Xenith, a producer of shoulder pads, apparel and accessories for athletes, has released the Element shoulder pad line after years of exploration, research and testing. Made for every position on the football field, the line is designed to be a low-profile, lightweight solution for all players. IMG Academy players will be first team outfitted in Element ...

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Porcher to present latest technologies at Techtextil

8th May 2019

Porcher, a leader in technical textiles and thermoplastic composite solutions with a global platform delivering unique chemistries, technologies, and innovations, will show its latest innovations at Techtextil 2019. The company will be seen in hall 3.1, booth H61, at the technical textiles machinery expo, from May 14-17, 2019, in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Devan & HUUB to join hands at Performance Days

7th May 2019

Belgium-based textile innovator Devan and HUUB, a wetsuit and apparel specialist from the UK, are set to announce their partnership at the upcoming Performance Days show in Munich. The leading fair for innovations, trends, and sourcing of fabrics and accessories in functional sportswear and athleisure, will be held on May 8-9, 2019, in Munich, Germany.

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HeiQ & Speedo join hands for Fastskin line of swimwear

24th Apr 2019

HeiQ and Speedo have launched their new Fastskin line of suits with a drag reduction technology by modifying the surface of the fabric at a microscopic level. Speedo is the world’s leading swimwear brand. HeiQ is a leader in textile innovation creating some of the most effective, durable, and high-performance textile technologies available in the...

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s new product from HighFlow platform

18th Mar 2019

Ahlstrom-Munksjö, leader in fibre-based materials, has unveiled a new product from its HighFlow platform. HighFlow Marine glass and carbon fibre reinforcement fabrics are positioned for the marine industry. HighFlow fabric delivers good resin infusion speed and minimises air voids in the structure. This makes manufacturing process faster and more...

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