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German firm Sandler to exhibit Bluefiber at BAU 2023

21st Mar 2023

Sandler will be exhibiting at BAU 2023, which is a trade fair for architecture, materials, and systems. The firm’s focus will be on its new brand, Bluefiber, which offers efficient sound insulation for various acoustics applications. Bluefiber combines a range of acoustically efficient materials, which are polyester-based and made in Germany.

The Artemis III spacesuit prototype, the AxEMU. Pic: Axiom Space
NASA reveals spacesuit for Artemis III moon surface mission

21st Mar 2023

NASA has selected Axiom Space to develop modern spacesuits for the first astronauts to explore near the lunar South Pole. Called the AxEMU, the spacesuit builds on NASA’s spacesuit prototype developments and incorporates the latest technology and added protection. Axiom Space will design and develop flight training spacesuits for the Artemis III...

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US’ Mativ appoints Greg Weitzel as new chief financial officer

20th Mar 2023

Mativ Holdings, Inc has announced that Greg Weitzel will be the new global chief financial officer, succeeding Andrew Wamser. Weitzel will take on the role on April 2, 2023, and will lead the company's financial capabilities and services. Mativ Holdings is a global leader in specialty materials, manufacturing critical components and engineered...

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Thailand's IVL, Polymateria sign exclusive 10-year partnership

20th Mar 2023

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) and Polymateria Limited have signed an exclusive 10-year partnership to bring biodegradable nonwoven hygiene products to the market through biotransformation technology. The collaboration aims to provide a new solution for dealing with essential items like facemasks and wipes once they have been used.

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UK’s Carrington Textiles launches Spartan HT Flex Lite

17th Mar 2023

Carrington Textiles has launched a new addition to its Defence Range of products called Spartan HT Flex Lite. The product is a military ripstop fabric that incorporates 2 per cent LYCRA, 37 per cent cotton, and 61 per cent Cordura military grade high tenacity nylon 6.6. It provides integrated stretch, outstanding wearer comfort, strength and...

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Ethisphere names US’ Kimberly-Clark ethical company for 2023

17th Mar 2023

Kimberly-Clark has been named one of the 2023 World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere for the fifth consecutive year. This recognition honours the company's commitment to ethical business practices, including best-in-class ethics, compliance, and governance practices. Kimberly-Clark is one of only four honourees in the consumer products industry.

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France’s Refashion’s Transport WG develops nonwovens from used textile

17th Mar 2023

Refashion has developed a high-performance insulating nonwoven made from post-consumer clothing for the transport sector through its Transport Nonwovens WG. The WG has identified four key stages, including identifying feedstock sources, pre-feasibility tests, characterising resulting products, and technical-economic assessment, to develop the nonwoven.

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Tex-Tech to invest $24 mn on textile factory in Winston-Salem

17th Mar 2023

Tex-Tech Industries will create 49 new jobs and invest over $24.8m to build a 170k sq ft manufacturing centre in Winston-Salem. The move builds upon the company's 60-year success in Forsyth County, North Carolina, with the new jobs including managers, operators, technicians and sales personnel. Salaries will vary but overall average annual wage is...

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US’ PADM Medical gets FDA nod for 1st plant-based medical face mask

16th Mar 2023

PADM Medical has received FDA clearance to market the world's first plant-based procedural mask for healthcare. The Precision Eco Compostable/Plant Based Procedural Mask with Earloops is made using Ecofuse plant-based materials. The mask generates carbon credits and reduces CO2 emissions by around 55 per cent compared to conventional petroleum-based...

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