Sciessent expands bluesign partnership with CURB

May 6, 2016

Sciessent, Wakefield, Mass.-based provider of antimicrobial and odor-absorption solutions for the textile and apparel industries, has announced its partnership with bluesign® systems for the fluorocarbon-free durable water repellent CURB, which joins Sciessent’s odor-absorbing Lava technology among bluesign-approved products. According to the company, CURB provides enhanced, breathable protection from rain and moisture, delivering the same water-repellent …

Ascend offers dyeable, antistatic fiber

Houston, Texas-based chemicals, fibers and plastics developer Ascend Performance Materials has introduced No-Shock®, an antistatic fiber that is dyeable and chemical free, and enables manufacturers—from yarn producers to apparel makers—to better meet the demands of consumers who want garments that are static free, dust repellent and more comfortable. Ascend presented the bicomponent, conductive filament and …

Huntsman launches neon shades with ERIONYL FF dyes

May 5, 2016

Singapore–based textile dye and chemical specialist Huntsman Textile Effects has introduced ERIONYL® Flavine FF and Rhodamine FF neon dyes to address a growing demand for polyamide dyes as polyamide fibers become increasingly popular in the functional elastic apparel market. The dyes can be used in combination with Huntsman Textile Effects ALBATEX® AB-45 pH buffer, ERIONAL® …

N.C. scientists focus on tissue engineering economies

May 4, 2016

Working with artificial fibers to create engineered scaffolds, which are seeded with stem cells that grow tissue, researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) and North Carolina State University (NCSU) are working to make the process cheaper and more scalable. According to a story on the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering website, UNC …

Bio-based Materials of the Year named

May 3, 2016

The Innovation Award Bio-based Material of the Year 2016 was awarded to three firms for their innovative materials: Belgium’s Orineo BVBA for its Touch of Nature™ filled bio-based resin for stimulating biomaterials, and Germany’s Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH for a sophorolipid-type biosurfactant, and Covestro Deutschland AG for Impranil®eco, a bio-based waterborne polyurethane dispersions for …

USTER TESTER 6 wins Red Dot Design Award 2016

May 2, 2016

Swiss textile-standards monitor Uster Technologies’ new USTER TESTER 6 has been awarded a Red Dot Design Award 2016 for its blend of functionality and distinctive looks. The sixth-generation USTER TESTER incorporates the USTER QUALITY EXPERT, offering accurate laboratory test results; this data is combined with real-time information from yarn clearers monitoring 100 percent of mill …