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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Levi's + Google High Tech Trucker Jacket
Technology And Innovation



The Levi's Commuter Trucker Jacket with "Jacquard" by Google has finally been launched after 2 yr. of working together to incorporate smart-touch fabric into clothing. "Jacquard", named after a type of loom and the textile it produces, is a conductive fabric that allows clothing to send data and power without wires and is woven directly into the clothing.

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Tasar silk is better for manufacturing biomaterials: Study
Technical textile



Superior mechanical properties and acceptance by the human body with any harm is what has made Silk a preferred fibre for medical applications. Now scientists have found that wild varieties of silk such as Tasar are tougher, and thus, better suited for making biomaterials like surgical sutures and drug-delivery systems or wearable devises like hearing aids. Read more.

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