Applied DNA thwarts $1 million in mislabeled products

September 30th, 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 […]

Read More Edit

IFAI Advanced Textiles Conference features smart textiles track

September 29th, 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 […]

Read More Edit

Industry impact of OSHA’s new FR and AR standards

September 24th, 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 […]

Read More Edit

E-textiles and the future of wearable technology

September 22nd, 2014

The Alert Shirt by Wearable Experiments (WE:EX) is a fan jersey that allows the wearer to feel what the players feel live as it happens during a game. Photo: WE:EX. Are you ready for the next generation of wearable technology and the impact it will have on your business?  Is it something you’ve even considered? […]

Read More Edit

Better protection on a bike

September 18th, 2014

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 will be available to consumers in 2015. In the […]

Read More Edit

Tracking the U.S. textile industry

September 18th, 2014

Performance and technical textiles are at the forefront of the textile industry’s growth spurt, according to textile industry expert David Hinks, who is currently serving as interim dean of the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University. Hinks takes a look at where the textile industry has been, where it is now and where […]

Read More Edit

Vacuum-formed shoes are an eco-friendly fit

September 18th, 2014

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 shoes in the marketplace, they can still be […]

Read More Edit

Under the sea

September 18th, 2014

New textile sheets boost yields in seaweed farming. 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 harvest efficiently on a large scale. The European […]

Read More Edit

Experts gather to talk safety technology at IFAI Advanced Textiles Expo

September 18th, 2014

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 […]

Read More Edit

September 2014

September 9th, 2014

.of-interest dd { height: 1.25em; overflow: hidden; margin-bottom: .75em; } Schiller Bikes “baycycle” is engineered for the water Schiller | product Forbes magazine takes note of smart textiles Forbes | article

Read More Edit