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Andritz to supply two tissue machines to C&S Paper, China
Andritz to supply two tissue machines to C&S Paper, China

12th Jul 2024

Andritz will supply two PrimeLineCompact tissue machines to C&S Paper's Suqian City mill in China. Each machine will produce up to 94 tonnes per day of household paper, napkins, and other tissue products. The order emphasises Andritz's role in delivering high-quality, sustainable tissue production solutions to meet rising consumer health demands in ...

PolyU researchers develop iActive sportswear range
PolyU researchers develop iActive sportswear range

11th Jul 2024

The iActive sportswear, developed by the researchers of PolyU's school of fashion and textiles, integrates nature-inspired technologies like an electrically activated perspiration system and root-like liquid transport to efficiently manage sweat. This innovative garment reduces weight and stickiness caused by sweat accumulation during exercise.

US' TenCate Protective Fabrics & PBI launch PBI Peak5
US' TenCate Protective Fabrics & PBI launch PBI Peak5

10th Jul 2024

TenCate Protective Fabrics and PBI have jointly launched PBI Peak5, a groundbreaking outer shell designed for firefighters. It integrates PBI fibres with TenCate's Enforce tech, offering exceptional durability and thermal protection in an incredibly lightweight fabric. This product, aimed at European fire brigades, represents a pinnacle in their...

Seams in clothing can capture body movement: Research
Seams in clothing can capture body movement: Research

6th Jul 2024

New research from the Universities of Bristol and Bath has introduced conductive threads in garment seams for electrical circuits that detect body movements via resistance changes. Presented at DIS conference in Copenhagen, this innovation enables advanced digital clothing for precise motion sensing, potentially enhancing exercise and rehabilitation.

US’ FTC moves to block Tempur Sealy's acquisition of Mattress Firm
US’ FTC moves to block Tempur Sealy's acquisition of Mattress Firm

5th Jul 2024

The FTC unanimously voted to block Tempur Sealy's $4 billion acquisition of Mattress Firm, citing concerns over suppressed competition and higher prices. The FTC alleges that the merger would allow Tempur Sealy to dominate the market. The FTC will file a complaint in the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas to halt the transaction.

Chinese researchers develop anti-microbial textile treatment
Chinese researchers develop anti-microbial textile treatment

5th Jul 2024

Some combinations of three anti-microbial agents used in textile units—iodopropyl butylamine, zinc pyridyl sulfide and octyl isothiazolinone—elicit additive effects on both Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli, Chinese researchers say. They integrated a specific combination of these agents into nylon without reducing its whiteness or durability.

UK researchers develop novel 3D stretchable electronic strip
UK researchers develop novel 3D stretchable electronic strip

4th Jul 2024

Nottingham Trent University researchers have developed a 3D stretchable electronic strip for e-textiles, featuring a helical structure that allows it to bend in multiple directions and stretch up to half its size. Demonstrating LED and temperature sensing capabilities, it aims to enhance flexibility and durability in applications like healthcare and...

Ansell completes acquisition of Kimberly-Clark's PPE business
Ansell completes acquisition of Kimberly-Clark's PPE business

4th Jul 2024

Ansell has completed the acquisition of Kimberly-Clark's Personal Protective Equipment (KCPPE) business, including the Kimtech and KleenGuard brands. This move enhances Ansell's global leadership in personal protection solutions, broadens its product portfolio, and integrates new capabilities like The RightCycle Programme for sustainable PPE disposal.

US company Ecolab launches Disinfectant 1 Wipe
US company Ecolab launches Disinfectant 1 Wipe

3rd Jul 2024

Ecolab has launched Disinfectant 1 Wipe, a 100 per cent plastic-free hospital disinfectant derived from wood pulp, addressing environmental concerns of traditional wipes. It offers 1-minute disinfection, a 36 per cent reduction in usage, and biodegrades 94.3 per cent in 15 days. It is effective against more than 40 organisms including SARS-CoV-2.

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