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Snickers Workwear reveals first wearable tech trousers for craftsmen

Sweden-based Snickers Workwear, a major on-the-job clothing supplier in Europe, has started testing workplace wearable technology prototype ‘Tracker 1’ that monitors health and safety factors of professional craftsmen. David Clark, Managing Director of Hultafors Group (parent company of Snickers) says, “Our experience is that craftsmen usually are so focused on getting the job done that personal protection tends to be overlooked.” Also Read – Bureau Veritas partners with 7layers to launch smart wear testing solution […]

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GARMENTECH Bangladesh 2017 enthrals industry with latest technology

True to its billing as one of the best garment technology-related fairs in the subcontinent, the 16th GARMENTECH Bangladesh 2017 showcased cutting-edge technology at International Convention Centre Bashundhara, Dhaka, between January 18-21, concurrently with the 8th edition of GAP Expo-2017 and 8th edition of International Yarn & Fabric Sourcing Fair.“Productivity, safety, compliance, efficiency, value addition, product diversification, fabric sourcing and packaging solutions are the challenges the RMG sector is confronted with to exploit the opportunities […]

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Japanese firms develop advanced apparel to detect wearer’s drowsiness

Two Japanese firms, textile maker Toyobo Co. Ltd., and medical device manufacturer Union Tool, have developed a new set of undergarments made up of Toyobo’s “Cocomi” functional material. The product is claimed to be potential lifesaver for drowsy drivers and overheated construction workers as well as sports-persons. The undergarments, when worn, can collect and transfer biological data to smartphones and other devices, triggering an alarm if the information indicates danger. The system combines an under-shirt […]

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Omius unveils next-gen ‘robo-jacket’

US start-up Omius has used state-of-the-art robotics and artificial intelligence into garments to create a next generation jacket that automatically changes its thermal protection to the wearer’s fluctuating body temperature during changeable weather or varied physical activity. It has already carried out extensive testing of the jacket with the help of cyclists, runners, skiers and other athletes. Synchronizing with the wearer’s body, the nature-inspired jacket features a ventilation system based on plants using microscopic holes […]

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India ITME 2016: Industry across India is geared up for expansion and upgradation

Advanced technology has always motivated entrepreneurs to expand, upgrade or even diversify within their parent business. Over the time, as the market becomes fiercely competitive, technology has also become a tool for survival. The recently concluded India ITME 2016 fair (the 10th India International Textile Machinery Exhibition) in Mumbai, organized by India ITME Society, is undoubtedly India’s biggest textile technology event that witnessed visitation from lakhs of industry-informed people from all corners of India, and […]

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Open Hybrid LabFactory installs new multi-axial knitting machine

Taking technology to a new level, Open Hybrid Lab Factory has installed modified multi-axial warp knitting machine powered by a leading German textile machinery giant – Karl Mayer, which is further developing this machine to enable fibre-reinforced constructions to suit the direction of force to be mass-produced. Open Hybrid Lab Factory, the lightweight construction campus, was officially opened in   Wolfs burg on September 22, 2016 and is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education […]

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Sensoria unveils new smart socks – Sensoria Sock 2.0

Sensoria, a world leader in truly wearable smart garment technology, has announced the launch of its new smart sock, Sensoria Sock 2.0., debuting at 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, USA. Powered by Sensoria Core technology, the smart socks are made of antibacterial, anti-blistering and sweat wicking material and are two times lighter than company’s current smart socks. Its upgraded textile pressure sensors protect from sweat and water, making them more reliable and accurate […]

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Men’s Wearhouse deploys Fast React’s Visionng e-PLM

Men’s Wearhouse, a division of Tailored Brands Inc. and largest specialty retailer of men’s apparel and rental products in the US, has selected Fast React’s browser-based Visionng e-PLM, which will be implemented in a phased project to cover PLM, supply chain and MRP. The solution will provide the company with fast, global access to up to date, accurate information, and early warning of any potential issues allowing proactive action to drive improved business performance. It will also […]

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ITME 2016 witnessing huge visitation, industry geared up for expansion

The ongoing Textile Technology ‘Kumbh’ ITME 2016 (10th India International Textile Machinery Exhibition 2016) is in full swing with visitors from across India as well as from few overseas countries activity visiting the 6 days long event, which has 1050 exhibitors from 38 countries displaying the entire supply chain of the textile industry. Beautifully decorated booths and live demos of latest technology is compelling the visitors to spend more and more time at the exhibition. […]

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Korean researchers develop OLED technology for application on fabrics

A joint research team of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), led by professor Choi Kyung-chul and Kolon Glotech – an automotive and life commodity company, announced that they’ve developed an OLED technology that can realize OLEDs on a textile substrate. OLEDs are self-luminous displays that emit light on their own, and are in spotlight as future flexible, foldable and wearable displays. The thinner boards are the more flexible displays based on the […]

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Lectra equips Ruyi Group with smart technology

Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, has equipped state-of-the-art digital and automated cutting technology at Ruyi Group, a global leader in innovative textile technologies, to upgrade and optimize its cutting rooms. Embracing its alignment with the country’s ‘Made in China 2025’ initiative, the Group has selected Lectra’s advanced technology for the company’s recently-launched intelligent men’s suits production line, at a factory in Yinchuan, Northern China. The Group has […]

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Microban receives bluesign approval for Scentry BC100

Microban International, a leader in textile odour control and prevention, has received bluesign system blue product rating for Scentry BC100. The company’s Scentry BC100 is a non-antimicrobial solution that absorbs body odour in clothing and footwear made from polyester, spandex, nylon and synthetic blends, caused by organic chemical compounds. The solution is applied to the fabric during the manufacturing process which later forms a protective block on the fabric that traps body odour, and regenerates […]

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Nano Dimension adds conductive properties to fabric

Nano Dimension, a leader in the field of 3D printed electronics, has conducted a successful test for 3D printing of conductive traces onto a treated fabric in collaboration with a leading European functional textiles company. The test was carried out using Nano Dimension’s AgCite Silver Nanoparticle conductive ink and the DragonFly 2020 3D printer platform. The technology provider adjusted the printing process as per the European textile company’s requirement in order to print electronics and sensors as an integral […]

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Microban International extends its testing services to non-partners

Microban International, a leader in odour control and antimicrobial solutions, has extended its Microban Microbiology Testing Services to non-partners in order to provide independent testing and verification capabilities for evaluating antimicrobial performance of products for textiles and polymers. “With 25 years of experience in understanding the antimicrobial performance of textiles and polymers, we are now expanding our service to meet industry demand by opening our test labs for independent and confidential contract testing,” said Dr. […]

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Indian technical textiles market to touch Rs. 1.58 lakh crore-mark in FY ’17

The Indian Government has projected that the technical textiles industry of the country will grow at a rate of 20 per cent to reach Rs. 1.58 lakh crore in the current fiscal. Though the segment’s potential is still largely untapped in the Indian market. “Growing industrialization, increasing access to medical care and huge infrastructure investment is expected to drive growth. The Government is taking growth of technical textiles on priority basis by providing financial support […]

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