Applied DNA thwarts $1 million in mislabeled products

September 30, 2014

A DNA-authentication technology was recently used to interdict a shipment of mislabeled textiles that resulted in more than $1 million of inventory being held in quarantine. The technology, developed by Applied DNA Sciences of Stony Brook, N.Y., intercepted products consisting of an assortment of yarn, finished fabric and garments that could have been mislabeled, and …

IFAI Advanced Textiles Conference features smart textiles track

September 29, 2014

The Advanced Textile Products Division of IFAI will sponsor the opening session of the Advanced Textile Conference Oct. 13, presented by IFAI market research manager Jeff Rasmussen. He will speak on U.S. smart and interactive fabrics markets, including military and law enforcement protective markets, automotive, geotextiles, wearable electronics in the consumer retail market, health monitoring …

Industry impact of OSHA’s new FR and AR standards

September 24, 2014

Earlier this year, OSHA announced several changes to standard 1910.269, Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution standard. Several of the announced changes impact individuals who must wear FR (flame-resistant) and AR (arc-resistant) workwear in order to protect them from the dangers of flames and electric arc. Enforcement by OSHA of these changes starts as early …

Better protection on a bike

September 18, 2014

[lightbox link=”http://advancedtextilessource.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2014/09/Protec-clothes2.jpg” thumb=”http://advancedtextilessource.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2014/09/Protec-clothes2-818×350.jpg” width=”818″ align=”center” title=”Protec clothes2″ frame=”true” icon=”image”] Swiss company SCOTT Sports SA introduces ITD ProTec-Technology for bikewear, a blend of carbon yarns and ceramic printing to provide extra abrasion resistance, especially in high-risk situations. Developed with Schoeller®, the new The SCOTT RC ProTec outfit is the first bikewear kit featuring this technology and …

Vacuum-formed shoes are an eco-friendly fit

[lightbox link=”http://advancedtextilessource.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2014/09/vacuum_lou_moria_1.jpg” thumb=”http://advancedtextilessource.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2014/09/vacuum_lou_moria_1-940×350.jpg” width=”940″ align=”center” title=”vacuum_lou_moria_1″ frame=”true” icon=”image”] Israeli designer Lou Moria has used a vacuum-forming process to create pairs of plastic shoes that can be produced quickly and inexpensively, and sport their own “packaging,” providing a more eco-friendly option to the way in which shoes are typically sold. Although there are plenty of cheap …

Under the sea

New textile sheets boost yields in seaweed farming. [lightbox link=”http://advancedtextilessource.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2014/09/at-sea_diver1.jpg” thumb=”http://advancedtextilessource.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2014/09/at-sea_diver1-940×350.jpg” width=”940″ align=”center” title=”DCIM100GOPRO” frame=”true” icon=”image”] A diver inspects seaweed growing at AT~SEA’s test site near Galway, Ireland. Seaweed, it is believed, is an important but under-exploited resource for food and feed ingredients, biochemicals and the production of biofuels. However, it has been difficult to …

Experts gather to talk safety technology at IFAI Advanced Textiles Expo

A full schedule of sessions on new technology and developments in safety products and applications are planned on Oct. 13, the first day of IFAI’s Advanced Textiles Conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minn. Sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. with IFAI market research manager Jeff Rasmussen’s presentation on smart and interactive fabrics markets, followed …

September 2014

September 9, 2014

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