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SSB working with HeiQ to make antiviral mattress for US
Serta Simmons Bedding (SSB) is collaborating with Switzerland-based HeiQ Group, a leader in textile innovation, to create the first antiviral mattress for the US market. The two have signed a deal which gives SSB exclusive access within the US bedding category to HeiQ Viroblock technology, which has been found to be effective against SARS-CoV-2.
Technology, the driving force in technical textiles
Technical textiles sector is one of the most innovative industries around the world, being used in almost all modern industries including automotive, healthcare, aeronautics, sports, etc.
Innovative addition to INDEX™ 17
EDANA, the leading global association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has announced an innovative addition to INDEX™, the global exhibition showcasing the nonwovens and related industries in Geneva from April 4-7, 2017 – half-day seminars to cover relevant mega trends, and how nonwovens help meet these challenges.
Technical textiles to the fore
Through our extensive market research, we have understood the demand of technical textile products in developed countries have reached to stagnancy level now and market is shifting to developing counties, says Avinash Mayekar, MD & CEO of Suvin Advisors Pvt Ltd, in an interview with the ITJ.
Taiwan machine tool industry´s output is expected to increase 1.3-1.5% by 2017
According to IMTMA India, the Government of India is expected to boost manufacturing - one of achieving 25 per cent share in overall GDP by the year 2025 (from the present 16 per cent); to have concerted focus on technology and depth value addition; and to generate for the country a hundred million manufacturing jobs.
The world of fibres and yarns
What do handbags, hovercrafts, habitats, hang-gliding, halyards, healthcare and horticulture have in common? Natural fibres like wool, cotton, silk, jute and linen were used to make textiles more than 5,000 years ago. Textiles, once used primarily as a means of protecting oneself from the environment and for ornamentation, has moved beyond the home into construction, transportation, aerospace, agriculture and medicare, over the last hundred years.