Bangladesh invites Germans to further develop SMEs Corporate

Bangladesh has invited German investors for the development of its Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) & to build closer and stronger partnerships. Currently, SME sector contributes roughly 28-29 percent in Bangladesh's economy while it is approximately 52 percent for Germany. German MNCs are already engaged in the development of multiple sectors in Bangladesh including Textiles



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Wool yarn bags gold eco award Corporate

The Cradle to Cradle gold level certification was awarded to a wool yarn jointly developed by 2 Italians spinners. This marks the fashion industry's first 'gold level' Cradle to Cradle certification for a wool yarn, produced without the use of pesticides, 'optimisation' of textile dye chemistry, and improving the health, safety and environmental profile of the wool fibre.



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Shima Seiki to hold private show in Turkey Technology And Innovation

Flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki is to hold a private exhibition to be held by its Turkish sales representative in Istanbul, Turkey this October. On display will be the cutting edge in computerized flat knitting technology, computerized cutting machine, apparel design system & the SIP digital textile inkjet printing machine promoting customization and sustainability.



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Growth opportunities for African fashion industry Corporate

The Origin Africa conference and fair held in Mauritius brought together visitors including buyers from all over the world and African manufacturers. The apparel industry has recently switched more to an investment mode and in Africa, this is reflected by investments from China, India, Turkey, Dubai in addition to Europe and the US.



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Sensing Fabrics for Monitoring Civil Infrastructures Technology And Innovation

A team of UMass Lowell researchers has partnered with a research and development company to create new, cost-effective sensor-laden textiles that can be used to monitor the structural health and integrity of vital infrastructures across the country, including buildings and skyscrapers, roadways, bridges, tunnels, railway tracks, dams, and pipelines.



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Electrically heated textiles now possible Technology And Innovation

A three-layered electrically heated glove that keep fingers as warm as the palm of the hand has been developed recently. One layer is coated by the conducting polymer PEDOT and is powered by a button battery weighing 1.8 grams. Those who endure frozen fingers in cold weather can look forward to relief as manufacturers are poised to take advantage of a new technique.



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Indonesias textile export reaches $7 bn in H1 2017 Corporate

Indonesia's textile and textile products (TPT) industry continues to show positive performance, both in domestic and export markets. In the first half of 2017, the sector's growth rate increased by 1.92 per cent to $7 billion year on year. The industry ministry estimates that textile exports will reach $12.09 billion by 2017 end and $15 billion by 2019.



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PEGAS NONWOVENS signs MOU for semi-commercial technology Textile

PEGAS NONWOVENS, a manufacturer of polypropylene / polyethylene nonwoven textiles for the hygiene, industrial, construction, agricultural, medical and other specialized sectors has signed a MOU for the delivery of a semi-commercial production line for the plant in Luxembourg. The production line should be put into commercial operation during the third quarter of 2019.



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New processes for cleaning high-visibility clothing Technical textile

Employees in many industries are protected from possible hazards by wearing high-visibility clothing during their activities which may become contaminated & reduce the warning effect. The current research project at the Hohenstein Group focuses on washing processes designed to be gentle to textiles while removing persistent contaminations.



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Less toxic cottonseed: Potential for non-ruminants Corporate

Cotton production is one of the largest production crops around the world. For every 1 kg of cotton fiber, the plant produces around 1.65 kg of seed which is high in oil and protein. These can be used for ruminant diets, but non-ruminants are too sensitive for the toxic substance gossypol, a nasty by-product. Luckily, a gossypol-free variety of cottonseed has been developed.



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