Transforming inventions into innovation

February 12, 2013

New forums for entrepreneurial environments must be established in order to help transform inventions into innovations. Historically the textile industry was the first sector that brought about the industrial revolution, and many world economies depended on the evolution of this industrial sector for their political power for a very long time. The textile industry can …

Tragedy leads to production of bulletproof vests for children

February 1, 2013

A Colombian maker of bulletproof clothing, Miguel Caballero Ltd., Bogota, Colombia, shipped its first U.S. order of 24 ballistic protection vests for children in January, following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. CEO Caballero once resisted manufacturing vests for children. “I thought, kids don’t need this protection,” he said. “After …

Hohenstein Institute offers protective glove testing and certification

Protective gloves are important. For work in cold stores, on steel works, a building site or in a laboratory, people depend on perfectly fitting gloves to protect their hands. The Hohenstein Institute can now offer testing and certification of gloves in accordance with seven DIN standards. Some of the standards tested are for protective gloves …

Teijin receives Grand Award at nano tech 2013

Teijin Limited announced that it received a Grand Award at the nano tech 2013 International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference, which took place at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1. Teijin presented advanced nano materials, including polyester, aramid and carbon nanofibers, as well as silicon ink and paste, plus a …

Integrating coating technologies

The coated textiles industry is currently in a state of flux as new markets are emerging and traditional processes (and partnerships) are being adapted in response A wide range of coating technologies and processes were showcased and explained at the 2012 International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating (TCL) held in Valencia, Spain, in November. …