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MIT team finds spider silk’s use in artificial muscles

15th Mar 2019

MIT scientists along with others have found that spider silk, already known as one of the strongest materials for its weight, has another unusual property that might lead to production of new kinds of artificial muscles or robotic actuators. The fibres respond strongly to changes in humidity and above a certain level, they suddenly contract and twist.

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Albany appoints William Higgins as chairman of board

6th Mar 2019

Albany International Corp, a global advanced textiles and materials processing company, has appointed director William Higgins as chairman of its board of directors succeeding director Erkie Kailbourne, who had served as chairman since 2008. Higgins joined the Albany board in 2016 and currently serves as chairman of the compensation committee.

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UK’s Techtex acquires Whitminster, Klenzeen

21st Jan 2019

Manchester-based Technical Textile Services (Techtex), which sources non-woven fabrics and manufactures a range of dry and wet wipe products including branded, private label and generic, recently acquired Whitminster International and Klenzeen, both headquartered in Stafford, creating a group with a turnover of over £20 million and a workforce of 90.

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Kordsa among top 10 companies in industrial textiles

2nd Aug 2018

Kordsa has been announced as among the top 10 companies in the world with the number of patents issued in industrial textiles as of 2018. As the worldwide leader of the tire reinforcement technologies market, it carries out production through a vast area from the US to Asia Pacific and supplies its reinforcement technologies to the whole world.

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IFAI signs representation agreement with BCH in India

27th Apr 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) recently signed an agreement with Business Coordination House (BCH) to represent it in India. BCH is positioned to help IFAI expand its opportunities in the emerging Indian market for technical textiles and offer opportunity to network and collaborate, according to IFAI president and CEO Mary...

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Burberry Materials Future Research Group names new chair

25th Apr 2018

The Burberry Foundation and Royal College of Art based in London has named Sharon Baurley as professor of design and materials and chair of the Burberry Material Futures Research Group. The Burberry Group is the first explicit ‘STEAM’ (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) research initiative at an art and design university.

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IFAI names Steve Schiffman as new president & CEO

24th Apr 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has named Steve Schiffman, the association’s vice president of media and sales, as the new president and CEO. IFAI is a not-for-profit trade association of companies representing the international specialty fabrics marketplace. Member companies includes one-person shops to multinational...

Tamil Nadu’s SVPITM to hold industrial textile workshops
Tamil Nadu’s SVPITM to hold industrial textile workshops

18th Apr 2018

The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textiles and Management (SVPITM) and the department of handlooms and textiles, Government of Tamil Nadu, are set to conduct workshops on industrial and packing textiles. In the first phase of training activity, sectorial programme - II on industrial / packaging textiles will be held from May 3 to 6,...

Xerium achieves milestone of TransForm forming fabric
Xerium achieves milestone of TransForm forming fabric

17th Feb 2018

Xerium Technologies, a leading provider of industrial consumable products and services, has achieved an important milestone by accomplishing the sale of the 1,000th TransForm forming fabric. The TransForm portfolio of high-performance forming fabrics has been successful on some of the most demanding paperboard and packaging production lines in the...

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