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Gas Sensors for the detection of PET

Fielde and Kohl have demonstrated the use of tin oxide and tungsten oxide sensors for the detection of polyethylene terephalate.   SPRINGER SERIES ON CHEMICAL SENSORS AND...

Smart fabric signals presence of intruders, triggers alarm

The smart fabric was developed by researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin in collaboration with the Technische Universität Berlin and...

Booshoot and Kimberly-Clark Sign Development Agreement to Support Production of Tissue Products Made With Bamboo Fiber

Booshoot, a biotechnology company focused on bamboo forestry, agriculture and nursery wholesale, and Kimberly-ClarkKMB +0.52% , today announced an important development agreement that...

University of Manchester scientists develop 'magic' carpet that detects falls

  A 'magic' carpet which can immediately detect when someone has fallen and can help to predict mobility problems has been developed by Manchester scientists. They laid...

Skills drive for growth in UK fashion and textiles

The UK government announced yesterday over £2 million worth of support for a new skills programme led by a consortium of employers and the Textile Centre of Excellence in Huddersfield that...

Cytec aims to develop carbon fibre composites for luxury automobiles

Cytec Industries of Woodland Park, New Jersey, USA, has entered into a strategic collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover, a UK-based manufacturer of luxury automobiles. The partners’ goals...

Global Cotton Surplus grows to Three Million tonnes

The global cotton market surplus will total more than 3 million tonnes by next July from growing output and falling demand in China, the world's largest textile market, research firm...

Tshirt OS: The Future only a Tweet from you

tshirtOS looks like a simple grey t-shirt but with the extraordinary power to allow you to share your Facebook Status and your Tweets, your favourite songs and pictures. Choose a new way to...

Growth in Technical Textiles in India

India in South Asia is poised for a significant growth in the field of Technical Textiles in near future. The market size of technical textiles in India will reach USD 28.7 billion from the...

The Scientific Credentials of Wool

Wool’s credentials as a textile fibre that promotes health and wellbeing were presented by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) at the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) World...

Music and heart-rate interaction - monitoring with e-Textiles

  Hegde et al. used an e-bra to collect ECG data from a subject while listening to music. The Heart Rate Variability analysis performed on this data has revealed that the emotion...

Hohenstein Institute develops textile first aid

Scientists at the Hohenstein Institute in Germany have developed textile pads in a vest that provide cooling first aid in patients affected by cardiac arrest. The technology is based on hollow...

Plexus Cotton posts 2011 turnover figures of £330M.

Plexus Cotton - founded in 1990 and employing 40 people in Liverpool, UK  - posted turnover figures of £330M up from £258M in 2010. Plexus is the sixth largest cotton company...

Towards Textile Energy Storage using Cotton T-shirts

Cotton is the most widely used natural fibre used for soft and breathable textile and apparel items. A range of technologies are available to provide surface activation of the fibre.   ...

2 billion Jeans produced globally per annum -

  A process, called Advanced Denim, can produce a pair of jeans using up to 92 percent less water and up to 30 percent less energy than conventional denim manufacturing methods. ...

M&S recycles half a million textile items in six weeks

Marks & Spencer says that UK consumers have handed back half a million unwanted items of clothing following the launch six weeks ago of its ‘Shwopping’ clothes recycling...

Textile Recycling worth £250 million to the UK Economy

Over 1.5 million tonnes of textiles (including garments) are sent to landfill in the UK each year. That is over ONE BILLION items. Or some one in four items sold each year.   31%...

Fast Fashion moving to the Slow Lane?

Topshop are launching the Reclaim to Wear collection - using waste textiles or 'upcycling'.   Reported by the Independent.  

A US$ 1 Billion Opportunity for Technical Textiles in Healthcare, Highlights IKS Report

The healthcare sector currently stands at $40 billion and is estimated to reach a size of $142 billion by 2020. Technical textiles is expected to benefit immensely from this...

Do you want to buy Cotton?

Cotton trebled in price in eight months to a record US$2.27 in March 2011.   Now the fibre is returning to pre-boom levels but remains 76% more expensive than polyester. ...
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