marzo, 2013

Wireless recharging systems

Wireless recharging systems

Stretchable batteries with self-similar serpentine interconnects and integrated wireless recharging systems An important trend in electronics involves the development of materials, mechanical designs and manufacturing strategies that enable the use of unconventional substrates, such as polymer films, metal foils, paper sheets or rubber slabs. The last possibility is particularly challenging...

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Swedish textile event

Swedish textile event

Political talks light up Swedish textile event STOCKHOLM – At a meeting hosted by the Sustainable Fashion Academy, stakeholders in the Nordic sustainable fashion sector, and UK representatives, called on Sweden’s Environment Minister – who was present at the event – to develop an environmental profit and loss account for the textiles sector among three Nordic countries; as the Minister...

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Textile dyer cleans up its act

Textile dyer cleans up its act

Chinese textile dyer cleans up its act GUANGDONG – Circular knitter YuenShing Textiles, which has dyeing operations in China and supplies apparel retailers such as Esprit, Tommy Hilfiger, adidas, La Senza and Li Ning has been given a clean bill of health after the company appeared on the pollution index for pumping noxious fumes into the air. Hong Kong headquartered YuenShing, which has an...

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Biodegradable textiles test

Biodegradable textiles test

BÖNNIGHEIM – Scientists in Germany claim to have developed unique laboratory tests, which when combined with traditional testing, replicate the decomposition of textiles in soil to allow retailers, textile chemical suppliers and recycling companies to accurately determine the environmental impact of fabrics going into landfill. Irrespective of their fibre composition, all textiles will...

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New textile technology

New textile technology

Microwaves aid textile recycling LEEDS – Innovative new textile technology, which uses microwaveable yarns to allow clothes to be quickly disassembled, aims to boost textiles sustainability, give cost savings and improve the overall end-of-life performance of garments. The new ‘Wear2’ technology is a newly developed type of yarn, which is bonded into clothing seams and on items such as...

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