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Taiwan's textile industry supports brands sponsoring 2022 Winter Games

31st Jan 2022

Taiwan's textile industry is backing internationally-renowned brands sponsoring events at the Winter Games Beijing, to be held during February 4-20 this year. The clothes of many national teams are made from sustainable, functional fabrics from Taiwan, whose functional fabrics account for 70 per cent of the global market, says the Taiwan Textile...

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Fergo apparel debuts at US’ 2022 Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show

21st Jan 2022

Following their successful line of officially licensed collegiate exercise mats, Fergo Apparel is debuting their featured items from their catalogue of new athletic apparel designs and equipment at the ongoing 2022 Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show in Las Vegas, at their 10’ x 20’ booth #1091. The sports show is being held from January 19-21, 2022.

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Gloucestershire University to test graphene-enhanced sportswear

7th Sep 2021

University of Gloucestershire and Versarien, an advanced materials group, have joined hands to test the first graphene-enhanced sportswear. The university will carry out the first wearer trial for the clothing. Versarien plans to commercialise graphene in textiles through products that harness graphene’s unique thermal and moisture management...

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Netherlands' Teijin Aramid & OMP Racing make protective racing suit

12th Aug 2021

Teijin Aramid, Netherlands-based leading producer of aramids and a subsidiary of Japan-based Teijin Group, has collaborated with OMP Racing, a market-leading producer of premium motorsport safety equipment, to engineer a new protective motor racing suit that will be worn for the first time at the Berlin Formula E ‘E-Prix’ on August 14.

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French firm Arkema & NTU Singapore develop safe bicycle helmet

3rd Aug 2021

A team of researchers from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has collaborated with French specialty materials leader Arkema to develop a safer bicycle helmet using a combination of materials. Its outer shell is made from a new thermoplastic resin developed by Arkema named Elium.

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US firm Huntsman makes Irogran TPU grade polymer for outdoor clothing

30th Jul 2021

US company Huntsman has developed Irogran A 85 P 4394 HR TPU, a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) for high-performance fabrics for outdoor clothing and other consumer and industrial applications. It is a highly versatile elastomer, which can be easily extruded and added to nylon and polyester materials to give them a protective, durable, waterproof...

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Japan’s Teijin making carbon fibre products in Vietnam

14th Jul 2021

Teijin Carbon Vietnam Co (TCV) has started operating commercially in Ha Nam to make carbon fibre products including prepreg, a fibre sheet pre-impregnated with matrix resin as an intermediate material for composites. TCV initially will produce carbon fibre materials for sports and outdoor activities, including fishing, golf, bicycle and ice hockey...

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Dutch firm Royal DSM introduces trail running shoes with Norda

14th Jul 2021

Royal DSM, a Dutch multinational global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has today introduced first seamless trail running shoe made with bio-based dyneema fibre by Norda, a Canadian shoe brand. The shoe upper is seamlessly constructed with dyneema fabric, which benefits from its intrinsic properties.

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French company NAWA collaborates with Santa Cruz for racing wheels

13th Jul 2021

NAWA, pioneer of advanced nano-material technology, is collaborating with the Santa Cruz Syndicate. Under the partnership, the leading downhill mountain bike team is using NAWA’s next-generation carbon fibre-reinforcing technology for its ultra-strong composite racing wheels. This has the potential to reduce the number of wheel failures by 80 per cent.

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