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Trends in wipes market through 2023

Demand for wipes used in healthcare settings is expected to increase 3.8% per year to $594 million in 2023, according to a new report. Gains will be driven by robust growth in hard surface disinfectant wipes sales, following concerns over the risk of cross-contamination and healthcare-associated infections (HAI); continued adoption of wipes over alternative products, …

Tandem Repeat Technologies' prototype of cotton jacket with Squitex adhesives

Textile, packaging, and materials manufacturing is increasingly being scrutinized for environmental impact. As such, alternative “green” methods to produce – and eventually replace – current materials and methods used in these markets have led to a heightened emphasis on industrial biotechnology for reproducible, energy efficient, and earth-friendly materials that can stand up to the performance …

UESTER's Tester 6 quality management platform

The latest edition of USTER’s TESTER 6 features QUALITY EXPERT digital functionality to support integrated data-based improvements throughout the spinning mill, connecting and interpreting information from a range of different instruments. In the latest release of USTER’s TESTER 6, Sensor OM technology measures Frequent Occurrences (FO) in yarns and analyzes neps, thin and thick places, …

Bally Ribbon Mills announces E-WEBBINGS product base for smart textiles

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), a designer, developer and manufacturer of specialized engineered woven fabrics, announced its proprietary E-WEBBINGS e-textile product base. Specifically designed to serve as a customizable base for a range of smart textile applications within the Internet of Things (IoT), these smart textiles serve as the foundation layer to which electronic intercommunicative technology …

TENCEL-branded fibers with traceability

The Lenzing Group will use blockchain technology to support its TENCEL-branded fiber business, ensuring complete transparency and traceability for brands and consumers of its fibers in the finished garment. After evaluating various initiatives, Lenzing decided to join the platform of the Hong Kong-based technology company TextileGenesis to accomplish this ambition. The supply chain transparency from …