PrimaLoft No. 1 supplier of bluesign® approved insulations

August 18, 2015

Latham, N.Y.-based material sciences company PrimaLoft Inc. has been named the largest provider of bluesign® certified insulation. Providing comfort solutions with high-performance insulations and fabrics, PrimaLoft was the first branded synthetic-insulation manufacturer to obtain bluesign certification for its high-performance insulation in December 2010 and now offers 16 similarly certified insulations, including staple fibers and continuous …

Emerald Specialty Polymers introduces Nychem emulsion

August 17, 2015

Emerald Specialty Polymers, a business group of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio-based Emerald Performance Materials, has introduced Nychem™ 1561X604, a nitrile latex emulsion designed to improve tensile strength, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance and other performance characteristics in textile coating, paper saturation and gasket applications. This product is designed to improve upon the performance of previous generation polymers, …

Dr. Cool launches cooling active apparel

August 14, 2015

Dr. Cool, the apparel brand of Portsmouth, N.H.-based material innovation company Tempnology, has launched its collection of cooling apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The line, built on a foundation of chemical-free cooling, is designed for a variety of sports and other physical activities. Building upon the successful launch of Dr. Cool ice …

JellyFeet365 to unveil new colors

August 13, 2015

Champlin, Minn.-based JellyFeet365—a reusable synthetic foot-protection product—will introduce five new colors at the eWomenNetwork’s 15th Annual Conference and Business Expo in Dallas, Texas, Aug. 6-9. The patent-pending foot covering offers freedom of movement while protecting feet from moisture and other risks that could negatively impact foot health. JellyFeet365 foot covers can be used for anything …

Trelleborg wins U.K. rail order

August 12, 2015

Swedish-based Trelleborg’s industrial anti-vibration solutions operation will supply rail suspension solutions for the United Kingdom’s Crossrail project and its new fleet of trains. The contract was secured by rail manufacturer Bombardier Transportation. Using a polymer technology, Trelleborg’s industrial anti-vibration solutions operation specializes in rubber-to-metal bonding for the suppression of noise and vibration. Solutions include mountings, …

Report sees protective clothing market growth

August 7, 2015

A report by Dallas-based market analysts Markets and Markets forecasts the protective-clothing industry will see sales approaching $9.3 billion by 2020. The report—“Protective Clothing Market by Type (Aramid & Blends, Polyolefin & Blends, Polyamide, and PBI), by Application (Thermal, Chemical, and Visibility), and by End Use Industries (Construction & Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, and Mining) …

IFAI’s 2015 Advanced Textiles Conference begins Oct. 6

Testing information gets special attention at this year’s IFAI Expo. IFAI’s 2015 Advanced Textiles Conference begins Oct. 6 at 8:30 a.m. and includes a full day of programming, keynote luncheon and networking reception. NASA’s Evelyne Orndoff speaks at the opening session about “NASA’s Wish List.” Over the four-day IFAI Expo event, an more than 25 speakers …

Patagonia introduces Merino Air

Ventura, Calif.-based performance-clothing maker Patagonia has introduced the Merino Air base layer that it says offers more warmth, breathability and better fit than conventional merino base layers, while maintaining the natural odor-fighting properties of wool. To create Merino Air, Patagonia refined three steps driven by the company’s commitments to technical innovation and protecting the environment: …

Leaf-inspired design reduces a car’s weight

Inspired by 3D printing, sportswear fabric and a common leaf, EDAG Engineering AG, a German engineering firm in the automotive industry, has developed the EDAG Light Cocoon concept car. The company brought the striking vehicle to the Geneva Motor Show in March 2015 to illustrate how biometric design could reduce a sports car’s weight by …