Joint effort targets expanded textile and apparel business

July 25th, 2014

Stony Brook, N.Y-based Applied DNA Sciences Inc., a provider of DNA-based security and product authentication, has signed an agreement with Wakefield Inspection Services of Richardson, Texas, to collaborate on providing global supply chain, traceability and security solutions to customers using SigNature T DNA marking and DNA authentication services. Applied DNA Sciences’ SigNature T DNA platform […]

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OutDry wins SATRA award

July 23rd, 2014

Italy’s OutDry Technologies Srl has won the SATRA PPE Award for Best Innovation in Security and Emergency Response personal protective equipment (PPE) and the SATRA PPE Innovation of the Year for its firefighting gloves. The awards recognize PPE products, components and processes that push boundaries in technical innovation. The SATRA PPE Awards recognized the Fire […]

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“Tricking” sharks with anti-shark attack suits

July 23rd, 2014

Shark attack mitigation systems (SAMS), working with shark scientists at the University of Western Australia, has created two wetsuits that reduce the chance of attack. Scientists took note of the distinctive vivid coloration of many fish species—including the striped pilot fish, which lives alongside predatory sharks—and designed a suit that apparently makes the wearer difficult […]

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Archroma releases compliance list

July 23rd, 2014

In response to the ZDHC Group’s June release of a Manufacturers Restricted Substance List (MRSL), which sets concentration limits for the chemical groups banned under the ZDHC Joint Roadmap, specialty-chemical producer Archroma has published a list of “ZDHC MRSL-compliant” colorants and chemicals for textiles and apparel. In response, athletic-apparel maker PUMA will replace its own […]

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International retailers offer Thermore® technology to consumers

July 23rd, 2014

Several international brands and retailers are incorporating Thermore’s thermal insulation into their consumer products, due to its ability to be both high-performing and trendy. This allows brands and designers to offer consumers the presence of an ingredient that is “invisible” yet able to protect the wearer and ensure performance. Thermore’s insulation collections are typically made […]

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Bangladesh textile chemicals market growth continues

July 23rd, 2014

According to a recently published report by TechSci Research, a global market research and consulting company, the textile chemicals market in Bangladesh is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of around 7 percent from 2014 to 2019. Growing global demand for ready-made garments, specialty finishing chemicals and dark textile shades is driving […]

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Rapid growth in wearable electronics and e-textiles is projected

July 23rd, 2014

An overview of wearables markets shows the variety of products available and in development. Wearable technology is the term rocketing to the stars on Google Trends but it is almost entirely about wearable electronics today. This is a large ($14 billion) business for humans and nearly $1 billion for animals. It includes such items as […]

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A set of sheets can change the world

July 23rd, 2014

Boll & Branch, Chatham, N.J., has released its 2014 First Half Impact Report, a compendium of the business opportunity and good will resulting from the company's first six months in business. The vertically integrated, socially conscious company provides premium home textiles made from 100 percent GOTS-certified organic cotton in Fair Trade-certified mills. It has become […]

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Spinning silk light fixtures

July 23rd, 2014

“Re-Cocoon,” a project by Japanese artist Yasuhiro Suzuki, features lampshades molded directly from silk cocoons. Suzuki was curious about the idea of silk as an architectural material and, through research on the textile’s production and advantages, learned that it’s very lightweight, heat resistant and durable. That made light fixtures a logical fit for the designer, […]

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NATURFASERN releases Caregora

July 23rd, 2014

German natural-fibers textile developer NATURFASERN has recently released Caregora angora fiber. Suitable for a wide range of textile and apparel applications, it is finer than cashmere; is soft, lightweight and delicate; and, according to the company, possesses the highest heat retention and best moisture-wicking properties of any natural fiber. Caregora also complies to the “Animal […]

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