Adidas introduces glow in-the-dark soccer shoes

December 8, 2014

Adidas has introduced a limited edition, glow-in-the-dark collection of soccer shoes. “Hunt Pack” also includes the Predator Instinct “Hunt,” marking its final evolution of the Instinct range on the shoe’s 20th anniversary. “Green zones” that glow at night use technology from a unique formula and are featured on new variations of the F50, 11Pro and …

The future of structural electronics

December 3, 2014

Imagine aircraft and cars with “nervous systems” that alert to touch and damage. Or, a smart skin made of insulating fiber composites on vehicles, buildings and other structures that can perform functions like electricity generation and storage, or diversion of lightning strikes. This brave new world of structural electronics is not so distant in the …

Hollingsworth & Vose to hike prices

December 2, 2014

Citing increased fiber, resin and energy costs, Hollingsworth & Vose of suburban Boston has announced a global price increase on its high-efficiency filtration products. The new prices will be effective with shipments starting Jan. 1, 2015, or as contracts allow. The increase will vary by product and will range from 3 to 5 percent. East …

China commits to more sustainable practices

December 1, 2014

A new report by Textiles Intelligence details the rise in the use of bioresins and biofibers in China’s nonwovens industry in the coming years. Published in the latest issue of Technical Textile Markets, the report credits a commitment to greater sustainability in manufacturing and biodegradable products on the part of the Chinese government. As GDP …