Graniteville receives Manufacturer of the Year award

September 25, 2013

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce has named Graniteville Specialty Fabrics, (GSF), Graniteville, S.C., 2013 Small Business Manufacturer of the Year. GSF has put product improvement initiatives in place, which have resulted in positive trends in quality production. The company also has demonstrated a personal interest in the quality of life of each employee by …

Pleasant weather experiences forecast

September 23, 2013

Weather-sensitive fabric sculpture offers a multi-sensory experience for arts center visitors. It’s not a smart fabric, exactly, but it seems to behave like one. Artist John Grade has created a kinetic sculptural installation that moves in response to the weather—information collected on the roof of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wis., where the …

Textile conference set for Mumbai Oct. 1–2

September 19, 2013

Information on research in fibers, finishes, technical textiles and nonwovens will be featured at an international conference in Mumbai, India, co-organized by U.S.-based American Association of Textile, Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) and Bangalore, India-based TecniTex Nonwovens Pvt. Ltd. During the two-day event, 36 presentations will be made. The conference provides plenty of opportunities for the …

Knitted spacesuit a finalist for LAUNCH 2013

September 16, 2013

Los Angeles-based textile engineering company Fabdesigns Inc. has announced that its flat-knitted armored compression spacesuit has been selected as one of the top 20 finalists in the “LAUNCH 2013 Systems Challenge.” The company’s initial focus for the new fabric is NASA’s potential space mission to Mars, since astronauts would be exposed to an extremely hostile …

C-Voltaics wins technology award

September 13, 2013

C-Voltaics, Houston, Texas, recently was awarded a Special Edition COMS Young Technology Award for its new coating that protects fabrics from liquids. Shay Curran, associate professor of physics and director of the Institute for NanoEnergy at the University of Houston, is the CEO of C-Voltaics, a company that manufactures nano-materials for macro-scale coating applications. The …

Cooley Group Earns ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Standard Certification

September 10, 2013

Cooley Group, a manufacturer of high-performance, sustainable, engineered membranes, announces that it has earned ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Standard Certification from TUV SUD America, an internationally accredited firm for management system standards. The certification further solidifies Cooley’s commitment to develop sustainable products, reduce and recycle waste, and efficiently use its energy resources. “Cooley continues to take …

ELastoLite® enters online distribution network

Oryon Technologies, Dallas, Texas-based developer and manufacturer of electroluminescent (EL) lighting technology, marketed under the ELastoLite® brand, announces a marketing agreement with Sparkfun Electronics, Bouldar, Colo., to make EL  technology samples more available to wearable technology inventors and developers. An online retail business, Sparkfun sells components for DIY electronics projects. As of late August 2013, …

Designing for disease protection

By the age of four, Matilda Ceesay knew exactly what she wanted to wear—and she wasn’t shy about telling adults how she wanted it made, either. “My mom knew to be quiet when I started drawing on the tailor’s croquis,” says Ceesay, explaining the flat sketches of the human body used by the family’s tailor …

Supacore announces compression clothing line

Australian company Supacore has launched a new, patented range of compression clothing using Coretech® technology. Physiotherapists, sports scientists, product designers and elite athletes participated in developing the new product line over a six-year period. The company offers three key product areas designed with the latest compression technology. The Coretech range is an injury assistance tool, ensuring …

New production for T837 LYCRA HyFit™ fiber

INVISTA, an integrated producer of polymers and fibers, announces the start-up of a new production line in Shanghai, China, designed to produce T837 LYCRA HyFit™ fiber that will serve the growing global demand for hygiene products. In addition, INVISTA is planning two projects at its Paulina, Brazil, facility to add capacity and introduce regional production of T837 …