Solar Impulse, partners unveil round-the-world solar flight

January 26th, 2015

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, Swiss co-founders and pilots of Solar Impulse, and the company’s partners have revealed the detailed global flight route of Solar Impulse 2 (Si2). The first solar-powered plane able to fly day and night will land in 12 locations across the world and travel 35,000 kilometers (about 22,000 miles) in the […]

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CoolVisions® introduces new WoolVisions™

January 26th, 2015

Dyeable polypropylene brand CoolVisions® has launched a blend with merino wool that it says offers advantages over pure wool and wool-synthetic blends. WoolVisions™ performs better than the other synthetic fibers, according to the company, cooling when it’s warm and retaining heat when it’s cold. It’s lightweight, quick drying, dyeable and has superior moisture control for […]

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“Clean Ganga Project” underway

January 26th, 2015

"India needs to replace conventional technologies with advanced technologies in order to ensure that the 'Clean Ganga Project' is implemented sustainably," said Pramod Chaudhari, executive chairman of Praj Industries, at the 102nd Indian Science Congress (ISC) held at the University of Mumbai in January. The government's ambitious Clean Ganga Project has just started taking shape, […]

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ASTM safety standards help prevent the spread of Ebola

January 26th, 2015

Without a cure for infectious diseases like Ebola, measures to prevent their spread become the best line of defense for healthcare workers and the public at large. The use of optimal safety standards and protocols are critical, and technical standards from ASTM International guide the strength, integrity and potency of the key protective tools available […]

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Europlasma launches Nanofics® technology for textile coatings

January 26th, 2015

Belgium-based Europlasma, a developer of low-pressure plasma technology provides new nanocoatings for the textile and filtration industry under the Nanofics® brand name. Three nanocoating types have been designed for use on functional textiles: Nanofics 120® coatings are highly water repellent (water contact angle of 120 degrees according to ASTM D5964) and highly oil repellent (oil […]

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SigNature T DNA textiles program initiated by Crypton

January 21st, 2015

Applied DNA Sciences of Stony Brook, N.Y., provider of DNA-based anticounterfeiting technology and product-authentication solutions, has announced that its SigNature T DNA textile marking and authentication program has been initiated by performance textile maker Crypton Companies of Bloomfield Hills, Mich. SigNature T DNA will provide Crypton with assurance the original ingredients or raw materials it […]

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Heytex acquires BondCote Corp.

January 20th, 2015

BondCote Corp., Pulaski, Va., has announced that the company is being acquired by Heytex. The name BondCote Corp. will remain and the company will now be part of the Heytex Group. BondCote will become Heytex Group’s North American headquarters for all products; no changes are foreseen in management, staff, customer interface or other functions. Heytex is […]

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Jacket weaves optical fibers in nylon and steel fabric

January 19th, 2015

The Nemen L.E.D. Jacket is an experimental project by Italian designer Nemen, which expresses the brand's interest in research in textiles development and functionality in sportswear garments. Optical fibers are woven within the fabric of the jacket, creating an area that’s entirely lit by a system of 12 integrated LEDs powered by two rechargeable lithium […]

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Fabric membrane provides first-class UV protection

January 12th, 2015

Baylor University in Waco, Texas, prides itself on its football program and demanded “a first-class facility for a first-class university and sports program,” says Douglas Radcliffe, business development manager for membrane canopy expert Birdair North America, Buffalo, N.Y. Waco’s subtropical climate, characterized by hot summers and mild winters, can produce 90-degree temperatures during any month […]

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Reebok tactical boots impress at SWAT Round-Up

January 12th, 2015

Several models of a new line of tactical boots from Reebok were put through their paces at the recent SWAT Round-Up International held in Orlando, Fla. Warson Brands, official licensee of Reebok tactical footwear, sponsored three teams competing in the event. In its 32nd year, the SWAT Round-Up International attracted over 50 eight-man SWAT teams […]

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