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Tempur Sealy unveils antiviral surface-guard technology

Submitted by admin on 28 September 2020

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Tempur Sealy, a leading bedding manufacturer, has announced plans to introduce surface-guard technology, an antimicrobial and antiviral technology expected to be included on select Sealy products beginning in early 2021. The company is pursuing antiviral-efficacy claims approval from the US Food & Drug Administration and Environmental Protection Agency.

Specialised Textile Association, Australian Made partners

Submitted by admin on 21 September 2020

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The Australian Made campaign recently announced its partnership with the Specialised Textiles Association (STA) to highlight the country’s specialised textiles industry. Celebrating its 80th Jubilee anniversary this year, STA also recently launched its #80YearsStrong campaign aimed at promoting the various sectors within Australia’s textile industry.

Ultima Displays unveils self-sanitising stretch fabric

Submitted by admin on 14 September 2020

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Ultima Displays, one of Europe’s leading one-stop visual communications providers, has unveiled a self-sanitising stretch fabric which opens the door to fabric displays across retail, exhibition, conference and events. The inherent self-sanitising properties means that the graphic remains germs and microbes resistant without the need to wipe clean.

The treated textile can be cleaned if graphics become dirty by gently washing at 60 degrees Celsius for up to 30 washes, without effecting the antimicrobial properties.

Brands shifting apparel sourcing to India: Report

Submitted by admin on 7 September 2020

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As global fashion brands look at alternatives to China for their sourcing needs, they have started placing more orders with Indian companies, especially with textile manufactures in Tamil Nadu. To make the most of the opportunity, apparel manufacturers are expecting government support, and are also exploring joint ventures with Korean and Taiwanese firms.

Indian textiles minister proposes machinery challenge

Submitted by admin on 31 August 2020

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Stressing on the need to upgrade textiles machines, especially in the jute sector, Indian textiles minister Smriti Irani recently proposed to organise a Grand Machinery Challenge for the sector to throw up new technologies. She was speaking at the virtual awards ceremony function of the the Textile Grand Challenge 2019 organized by the ministry.

The ministry organized the competition with support from the National Jute Board and the Start-up India Team of the department for promotion of industry & industrial trade (DPIIT).

3DLook mobile body scanning solutions go hands-free

Submitted by admin on 24 August 2020

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3DLook has rolled out new voice-controlled feature ‘Hands-Free’ into all of its solutions. ‘Hands-Free’ is the first browser-based feature that enables consumers to receive precise body measurements and personalised size and fit recommendations without any third-party assistance, anytime and anywhere, for a safe and contactless shopping experience.

Intertextile Shanghai all set to begin on August 24

Submitted by admin on 17 August 2020

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The autumn edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles is all set to begin on August 24, becoming the first physical trade event for home textiles held by Messe Frankfurt since January. Considering the unusual circumstances, the fair is launching an online business matching platform to enable participants, who cannot travel, connect with partners.

The three-day trade fair will showcase an extensive range of home and contract textile products. There will also be high quality fringe programme, featuring a strong line-up of speakers.

Thailand's VT Garment launches PPE brand Silguard

Submitted by admin on 10 August 2020

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Thailand-based VT Garment has launched its personal protective equipment (PPE) brand Silguard. VT's product development team took only 3 months to receive CE PPE Category 3 certifications for its coveralls and isolation gowns. Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has recognised VT's accomplishment as a product that is wholly sourced in the kingdom.

"We are extremely proud to play a part in ensuring and safeguarding Thailand’s healthcare security," VT Garment said on its website.

Pure launches PureCouture for sanitising clothing

Submitted by admin on 3 August 2020

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Pure, a manufacturer of disinfectant products, has launched a new product for sanitising garments. As retailer dressing rooms are at high risk for cross-contamination, PureCouture brings consumer confidence back to the fashion retail shopping experience. The product sanitises and freshens garments within minutes, destroying 99.9 per cent of pathogens.

Kanpur-based FFDC develops aromatic fabric

Submitted by admin on 27 July 2020

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The medical textile laboratory of the Fragrance and Flavour Development Centre (FFDC) in Kanpur recently claimed to have developed a fabric with fragrance and can survive after multiple washes. FFDC assistant director Shakti Vijay Shukla said trials are under way to see how many washes the fragrances like rose, khus, chameli and sandalwood can survive.

The aromatic clothes will be more comfortable than those designed using normal fabric, the scientists told a news agency.