Scientists laser print graphene supercapacitors

September 9th, 2019

The next generation of waterproof smart fabrics will be laser printed and made in minutes. That’s the future imagined by the RMIT University researchers behind a new e-textile technology. The team of scientists reported they have developed a cost-efficient and scaleable method for fabricating textiles embedded with energy storage devices. In just three minutes, the […]

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Inaugural automotive textiles conference set for February

September 5th, 2019

The “Textile Opportunities in a Changing Automotive Industry” conference will bring together the key players in the industry, from original equipment manufacturers and Tier 1 and 2 suppliers, to raw material manufacturers, as well as builders of textile manufacturing equipment. The inaugural conference will be held in Birmingham, U.K., February 5–6, 2020, and is presented by International Newsletters […]

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Origami inspires pots for plants

September 5th, 2019

Photos: POTR. A pair of Scottish engineers, Andrew Flynn and Martin Keane, has created origami plant pot reservoirs designed to be delivered through letter boxes. POTR pots have a quick-draw cotton cord that pulls the pot up around the plant, transforming the flat pack into a multifaceted plant pot.  After adding water to the reservoir, a […]

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Textile dyes market projections released

September 4th, 2019

A new report published by MarketsandMarkets indicates that the low cost of manufacturing in countries, such as China, and the high demand for textile dyes in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region as a whole are the key factors driving the demand for textile dyes. The textile dyes market is projected to be worth $10.9 billion by 2024, […]

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Magnetics used to make “anti-gravity” shoes

September 3rd, 2019

Japanese artist and designer Yukako Hihara has created a pair of shoes that uses magnetic forces to create the physical sense of walking on the moon. The “anti-gravity” shoes were created as part of an experiment to offer consumers a product that made them feel like they were flying. To create shoes that give the sensation of defying […]

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