SKINS upgrades with ADAPTIVE by HeiQ

February 27, 2015

Sports compression wear leader SKINS, re-launches its popular A400 range with Swiss textile technology company HeiQ’s dynamic cooling technology ADAPTIVE, that can keep the wearer cooler than if they were wearing nothing at all. This uniquely responsive technology mimics the skin’s ability to sweat and keeps the wearer cool when it is hot and provides …

Huntsman Textile Effects offers energy-saving processes

February 26, 2015

Huntsman Textile Effects, a provider of dyes and chemicals to the textile and related industries, has introduced its eCool70 concept to make it possible for mills to achieve a range of brilliant shades while using less water and energy for better environmental performance, lower processing costs and enhanced productivity. The new concept provides brands and …

Brand & Oppenheimer name three to management roles

February 25, 2015

Brand & Oppenheimer Co., Inc., a Red Bank, N.J., textile converter and supplier, has appointed Edward Ricci, Ben Galben and Bryan Boulis to its CEO office. The trio was recruited by B&O’s controlling shareholder, Praesidian Capital. Ricci, who will serve as CEO and oversee all B&O operations, is a third-generation textile executive who served as …

SEFAR Architecture adds to Vision collection

February 24, 2015

Depew, N.Y.-based SEFAR Architecture has introduced its 260/50 series for Vision metal-coated fabric interlayer for glass. The new combination of material thickness and open aperture is applicable for interior glass walls and paneling, as well as facades and second skins. The addition of 260 microns of material thickness with 50 percent mesh aperture offers a …

Deployment of D-air®Ski tested by FIS athlete

February 23, 2015

In collaboration with the International Ski Federation (FIS), Italian retail firm Dainese S.p.A. developed the D-air®Ski, a device designed to improve the safety of alpine ski racers, specifically in speed disciplines. The wearable device uses Dainese’s D-air technology, an intelligent protection system that detects dangerous situations and automatically inflates special airbags around the wearer’s body. …

“Solar Bytes Pavilion,” an experiment in a new architecture

February 20, 2015

The “Solar Bytes Pavilion” by Design Lab workshop is an experimental project that highlights a potential for architecture, where buildings are fabricated using new techniques (3D printing), incorporate smart technologies (light sensors and photovoltaics), and are powered by renewable energy sources (solar power). The project was part of Ingenuity Fest in Cleveland, Ohio. The pavilion …

Breathable prosthetic sleeve developed at NTU

Knitted, breathable prosthetic sleeves are being developed by Nottingham Trent University (NTU) researchers in an agreement with the Ministry of Defense, U.K. The sleeves improve the comfort of injured military personnel by preventing ulcers and stopping the uncomfortable build-up of perspiration between an amputee’s residual limb and the prosthesis.[lightbox link=”http://advancedtextilessource.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2015/02/prosthetic-sleeve.jpg” thumb=”http://advancedtextilessource.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2015/02/prosthetic-sleeve-300×180.jpg” width=”300″ align=”right” title=”prosthetic sleeve” …

Australian startup creates a 100 percent cotton hydrophobic T-Shirts

Threadsmiths, an Australian clothing technology company that develops nanotechnology integrated apparel, has created a 100 percent cotton hydrophobic t-shirt. Dubbed “The Cavalier,” it incorporates a lotus leaf-inspired nanotechnology that completely repels dirt and liquids, leaving the surface of the fabric dry and without stains.[lightbox link=”http://advancedtextilessource.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2015/02/Threadsmiths_T-Shirt_Sauces.jpg” thumb=”http://advancedtextilessource.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2015/02/Threadsmiths_T-Shirt_Sauces-300×168.jpg” width=”300″ align=”right” title=”Threadsmiths_T-Shirt_Sauces” frame=”true” icon=”image”] Lewis Pitchford of Threadsmiths, …

Utah State will produce commercial quantities of spider silk

Utah State officials have announce that the newly constructed Bioproducts Scale-Up Facility on the university’s Innovation Campus will enable synthetic spider silk to be produced in commercial quantities. Funding for the facility was provided by the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative. “Within this new, state-of-the-art facility, Utah State will begin the process of …

Short chain PFCs offer equal performance, says FluoroCouncil

The FluoroCouncil, an organization made up FluoroTechnology companies, has published a guide that it says can help mills and finishers minimize waste, and which includes questions brands and retailers should be asking their suppliers. FluoroTechnology products offer performance properties for durable water repellent finishes that provide water repellency, oil repellency, stain resistance and soil release, …