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Taiwan’s Dahsheng debuts insole using supercritical foaming tech

31st Jul 2023

Taiwan’s Dahsheng Chemical (DSC) has launched its Durapontex N-Series at the NE and NW Materials Shows, becoming the first brand to use supercritical foaming technology for insoles at scale. The N-Series foam is fully recyclable. The series offers various densities and rebounds, featuring models like Durapontex N20, demonstrating high resilience.

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AFFOA partners with Family and Consumer Sciences Education leaders

30th Jun 2023

The Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) Manufacturing Innovation Institute has associated with Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) programmes in the US to promote FCS textile education as a pathway to STEM-based careers in advanced functional fabrics. AFFOA aims to develop a diverse and skilled workforce for the advanced fabric industry.

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Indian textiles ministry exploring enhanced use of tech textile items

5th Jun 2023

Indian minister of state for textiles and railways Darshana Vikram Jardosh recently said that the textiles ministry is continually discussing with other ministries regarding enhancing use of technical textile items within their domains. The ministry convened a meeting to explore the possibility of raising the use of technical textiles in railways.

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Japan’s Fujitsu & Teijin to use recycled carbon fibre in bicycles

20th Jan 2023

Japan’s Fujitsu and Teijin have announced the launch of a project running from January to March 2023 to enhance the environmental value of recycled resources in the production of bicycle frames with V Frames, a German manufacturer of carbon fibre reinforced plastic bicycle frames, and E Bike Advanced Technologies, a German manufacturer of bicycles.

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Canada’s Kapsul Tech unveils shirt with protective collar for athletes

19th Dec 2022

Canada-based protective athletic gear manufacturer Kapsul Tech has introduced the Kapsul Atlas, a lightweight and flexible shirt with a protective collar designed to support athletes’ necks without compromising their performance. Kapsul Atlas fills the gap in protective gear between the torso and head with technology built on research into neck...

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UK’s Pertex & Cycora develop high-performance fabrics for sportswear

31st Oct 2022

UK’s Pertex, a performance fabric brand, and Cycora, a material made from regenerated end-of-life textiles, will collaborate to make high-performance, woven fabrics from landfill-destined textile waste. This collaboration would be tackling the problem of textile waste, which sees over 70 per cent of clothing either landfilled or incinerated at...

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Germany’s Puma launches RE:Collection line of recycled sports products

16th Sep 2022

German sports company, Puma, has launched RE:Collection, a line of products for sportstyle, running, training, and motorsport, which are made with recycled cotton and polyester. Depending on the style, the pieces of RE:Collection contain between 20 per cent and 100 per cent recycled materials, creating a look of perfect imperfection in neutral colours.

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CHT USA expands focus on performance textiles in the American market

20th Aug 2022

CHT USA has introduced a new approach for brands and retailers to incorporate high performance properties into performance apparel and outerwear designs. The new designs also meet the sustainability goals for today’s eco-conscious consumers. CHT provides a full suite of innovation effects that can be engineered to create unique performance textiles.

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Germany’s Puma signs Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah

17th Jul 2022

Germany’s Puma has signed five-time Olympic champion and fastest woman alive, Elaine Thompson-Herah. The 30-year-old Jamaican will further boost the company’s impressive roster of track and field athletes ahead of the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, USA. Puma is a leading sports brand for footwear, apparel, and accessories.

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