Damel bows auto-inflatable water-safety wear

May 18, 2016

Portuguese textile developer Damel has introduced SeaB2, a maritime clothing system with integrated inflation, and has submitted patent applications for the product in the United States, the European Union and Dubai. SeaB2 is used as a part of regular clothing (jacket, overalls or vest) and is unnoticeable. The inflation system is activated automatically upon hitting …

Coolcore signs distribution agreement with ITOCHU

May 17, 2016

Coolcore, Portsmouth, N.H.-based manufacturer of chemical-free cooling and moisture transportation fabrics, has entered into an exclusive relationship with Tokyo’s ITOCHU Corporation to distribute Coolcore fabric and finished goods throughout Japan. According to the agreement, ITOCHU will be the exclusive Japanese distributor for the entire collection of Coolcore cooling fabrics, designed for the everyday, workwear and …

Jeanologia offers laser-based denim treatment

May 16, 2016

Spanish textile-finishing company Jeanologia has introduce its pollution-free, laser-based Light PP Spray denim treatment, which eliminates the process of potassium permanganate spraying, the company says, replacing the most damaging technique to workers and the environment. It joins the company’s dry and wet ozone and the G2 e-Flow nano bubbles in ensuring zero pollution in the …

Buoyant coating and laminating industry on show in Prague

May 12, 2016

A record number of delegates heard optimistic and encouraging news at the 2016 International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating held at the Novotel Praha Wenceslas Square Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic. More than 130 senior staff from companies in Europe, the Americas and Asia attended the event. “Sustainability” was a key focus of the …

Dreamweaver develops technology for nonwoven battery separator

May 11, 2016

South Carolina-based Dreamweaver International has developed patented technology that will allow it to make the thinnest nonwoven separators known in the world for lithium ion batteries and super capacitors, as low as 10–12 microns. The technology relies on lighter weights and much higher compression than other nonwoven battery separators. It will allow the traditional benefits …

Aurora expands facility and hires new staff

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. (ASTG) announces additions to the company’s senior management and sales staff. ASTG recently invested in a streamlined, state-of-the-art U.S. manufacturing textile plant. The new hires reflect the company’s expansion as it adds new capabilities, including ultra-wide-width coating and finishing, which opens new markets for the company. John Schuster has been named …

Prototype smart skin for robots developed

Smart, synthetic skins have the potential to allow robots to touch and sense what’s around them, but keeping them powered up and highly sensitive at low cost has been a challenge. Scientists report in the journal ACS Nano, that a simpler and less costly self-powered transparent smart skin has been developed. Endowing robots and prosthetics …