Microban expands Cleaner Home website

July 29th, 2016

Huntersville, N.C., textile odor-control and prevention developer Microban International Ltd. has expanded its TheCleanerHome.com website, where consumers can find information regarding antimicrobial trouble areas, consumer cleaning tips and home products using Microban. The additions highlight “hot spots” prone to capture odors. The portal offers solutions and products for cleaning and controlling unwanted smells that can […]

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Alexium to provide flame-retardant chemistry to tent supplier

July 28th, 2016

Australian specialty chemicals and solutions developer Alexium International has agreed to supply its proprietary, environmentally friendly, flame-retardant chemistry to a major supplier of tents. Purchase orders have already been received, the company reports, and production will commence with the unnamed client. Once the full transition to Alexium chemistry is complete, the expected life cycle for […]

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Qmilk fibers allow ‘natural’ thermo-bonding

July 27th, 2016

Composed of 100 percent natural protein, Qmilch GmbH’s Qmilk fiber is a flame-retardant material, allowing it to be processed in thermal bonding. Qmilk increases the bonding strength of lighter nonwovens, and, for example, wool felt can be coined while its structure is maintained. Viscose and cotton nonwoven fabrics can also be produced into a composite […]

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BAE’s military vest features wearable tech

July 22nd, 2016

U.K.-based BAE Systems has introduced a smart fabric tactical vest made from conductive yarns that can charge and power electronics via USB to alleviate the cluttered wires, cables, battery packs and other impracticalities that can hamper soldiers in the field. Developed in partnership with British military wearables company Intelligent Textiles, the vest can provide power and […]

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LG textile can measure pressure

July 22nd, 2016

South Korean technology company LG Innotek has developed a concept textile that can be used to measure the pressure on a surface. The material can be bent and folded, giving it a significant advantage over other commercial pressure sensors and making it suitable for use in clothing and accessories. The LG sensor is made from […]

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LAUNCH Nordic issues “Closing the loop” challenge

July 22nd, 2016

LAUNCH Nordic, invites applications for its Innovation Challenge 2016, a global call for innovators and entrepreneurs, companies and organizations to find solutions to this question: How can we, through new types of closed loop solutions or recycling technologies, shape a more sustainable future of materials and manufacturing? The partnership, hosted by IKEA Group, Novozymes, Kvadrat, […]

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Safe Reflections granted U.S. patent for Brilliant Color Reflective line

July 22nd, 2016

Oakdale, Minn.-based Safe Reflections has received a U.S. patent for its Brilliant® Color Reflective line of colorized reflective materials. The technology, offering reflectivity and wash durability, makes Brilliant Color Reflective the first high-brightness color reflective for designers who want to incorporate visibility and style in the same offering, the company says. A previous patent was […]

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Work safely

July 22nd, 2016

Protective textiles provide innovative solutions in countering workplace hazards. Protective apparel and safety gear for today’s industrial workers are evolving at a rapid pace as technical advances in fiber, fabrics and comfort move beyond the traditional focus on fire and flame retardant (FR) properties. Personal protective equipment (PPE) for firefighters and military personnel may now […]

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Advanced and sustainable textiles

July 22nd, 2016

A dictionary definition of sustainability says that it’s an ability to last or continue for a long time. In other words, it’s all about conserving resources for the future, while judicially utilizing them in the present time. Based on this, sustainability can be grouped into two categories: focus on the reduced use of materials (reduce, […]

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Twitchell acquires Infinity Woven Products

July 21st, 2016

Twitchell Technical Products, a Dothan, Ala.-based manufacturer of engineered polymer fabrics and coated films, has acquired Infinity Woven Products of Dalton, Ga., provider of floor and wall coverings to the marine, RV, aerospace and other markets. Infinity’s Luxury Woven Vinyl™ features a heavy-traffic-rated vinyl backing for use on a variety of indoor and outdoor surfaces. […]

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