Textiles team up with technology for smart medical products

August 7th, 2019

by Pamela Mills-Senn Take operating room (OR) technology. In today’s ORs, one might find an array of smart surgical tools, augmented reality devices and precision robotics that assist surgeons in performing the most complex and exacting of procedures. Patients are greatly benefiting from these advancements, but this isn’t the only medical area where technology is […]

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SDL Atlas shows new textile testing products line

August 6th, 2019

SDL Atlas showcased at ITMA 2019 a new line of textile test materials, RemoteAccess, and the newly redesigned Vortex M6, a recent news release says. The Vortex M6 incorporates a full-color touch-screen controller that uses English and Chinese. RemoteAccess is a system for tracking real-time testing progress of instruments. The app is available for download […]

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Growth expected in the fiberglass market

August 5th, 2019

A new report by Transparency Market Research predicts the global fiberglass market is likely to expand at a rate of 4.7 percent CAGR from 2017 to 2025. By the end of 2025, the market is likely to be worth $10.8 billion. The prospective growth of the market is attributed to wide applications in the aerospace, defense, construction, automotive, electrical and […]

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HeiQ launches PFC-free, dry cleanable DWR

August 2nd, 2019

Swiss textile manufacturer HeiQ recently launched a new fluorocarbon-free (PFC-free) product in their HeiQ Eco Dry product family of PFC-free water repellent textile technologies. These carry OEKO-TEX® labels and are bluesign® approved or pending, the company reports. The company says that the latest product adds dry cleaning durability to their durable water repellence (DWR) technology, making it […]

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Organizers report strong response to the Functional Fabric Fair

August 1st, 2019

The organizers of the Functional Fabric Fair have said there were more than 1,800 professional visitors at the second edition of the show in New York, which took place from July 22-23. They were drawn from 22 countries.  It gave official figures of 1,100 visitors for the event’s launch edition in 2018. This year saw […]

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