Poland’s Textile Research Institute develops new anti-UV, electromagnetic textiles

March 18th, 2016

Poland’s Textile Research Institute (TRI) has developed new textiles enabled with anti-UV and anti-electromagnetic capacities. According to a report by Innovation in Textiles, protective clothing developed with the textiles will be used in law enforcement, healthcare, farm work and other professions, as well as in curtains and other products. TRI is currently pursuing projects to […]

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Toray and Toyota Tsusho to promote carbon-fiber recycling

March 18th, 2016

Japanese firms Toray Industries Inc. and Toyota Tsusho Corporation have announced they will launch a joint carbon-fiber recycling initiative to develop a recycled carbon fiber manufacturing technology that will use an energy-efficient thermal decomposition method. The companies’ joint proposal has been selected by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization as part of its […]

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NASA announces winning concepts

March 17th, 2016

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced the winners of its Space Suit Textile Testing Challenge, managed for NASA by NineSigma and launched in October 2015 under the umbrella of the NASA Tournament Lab. The competition yielded innovative concepts for spacesuit testing that will be applicable on future space exploration missions, including the agency's […]

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Flat knitting technology behind new lacrosse stick

March 16th, 2016

Warrior Sports, a division of sportswear and sports-equipment maker New Balance, has launched The Warp, a lacrosse stick incorporating an engineered flat-knitted net constructed on a Stoll CMS flat knitting machine. Warrior’s flat knitted Evo Warp knitted pockets have been developed with Los Angeles-based Fabdesigns Inc., a textile laboratory specializing in innovative flat-knit engineering. Its […]

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Toho Tenax develops new FR thermoplastic textile prepreg

March 15th, 2016

Tokyo-based carbon fibers and composites specialists Toho Tenax Co. has announced the development of a flame-retardant, high-modulus, thermoplastic textile prepreg, a carbon-fiber sheet pre-impregnated with matrix resin. Toho Tenax’s new textile version uses Tenax® TPWF (thermoplastic woven fabric) as a base and achieves a high level of impregnation with polyethersulfone resin, resulting in more than […]

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New jeans stimulate skin revitalization

March 14th, 2016

The latest products manufactured in partnership by Italian clothier Calzedonia and Emana®, the smart-yarn developed by the global business unit Fibras of the Solvay Group, look like standard jeans, but feature a polyamide yarn incorporated with bioactive minerals that, in contact with the body, facilitate heat exchange which boosts skin microcirculation, thereby improving the skin’s […]

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Kraig Biocraft Laboratories signs silk-production agreement with Vietnam

March 11th, 2016

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based spider silk fiber developer Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has announced the signing of a cooperative agreement with a Vietnamese governmental agency to develop and produce the company’s advanced silk technologies. Under the terms of the pact, Kraig Labs has agreed to form a subsidiary company in Vietnam and to open an advanced hybrid […]

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Chomarat to introduce innovations at JEC World

March 10th, 2016

Composite-materials and engineered-textiles developer Chomarat will introduce a pair of developments at JEC World, March 8-10 in Paris. Products include the new glass fiber reinforcement ROVICUT™, which stretches to hug the curves of pipes and conduits that need to be rehabilitated, and a new sports and leisure application for its carbon C-PLY™ line. The Chomarat […]

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Sympatex launches “Climate Technology Seamless”

March 9th, 2016

Sympatex Technologies, Unterföhring, Germany-based functional-fabric developer, will introduce its “Climate Technology® Seamless” fabric for the occupational-safety sector at the Lineapelle leather fair Feb. 23-25, 2016, in Milan, Italy. Together with its long-term Italian distribution partner PIDIGI S.p.A., the ecological alternative among functional textile specialists will present high-performance technologies as well as the latest laminate developments […]

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Student Design Challenge open for 2016 applications

March 4th, 2016

The Advanced Textile Products Student Design Challenge is an annual contest established to encourage college and university students of design, textiles engineering, and allied curricula to solve safety and protection problems using technical textiles and narrow fabrics in functional designs. Students will create an original design and prototype for a safety product that will protect […]

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