Artificial skin may provide a natural feel for smartphones.

November 7, 2019

Scientists have developed a new product called Skin-On that’s meant to look and feel like a human, as well as react to caressing, tickling and pinching. According to an article on designboom.com, the interfaces are sensitive cases that can be attached to mobile phones, wearable devices and laptop touchpads to increase their capabilities.  Skin-On artificial skin …

Three ways to clean up textile dyeing

November 6, 2019

The textile industry’s most efficient processes for dyeing textiles require large amounts of water, energy and chemicals, and that’s a problem, now being addressed by University of Borås doctoral student May Kahoush.  Currently the industry tries to solve that problem by using enzymes to cause the degradation of dyes and other chemicals. For maximum functionality, the enzymes …

Global industrial fabrics market summary

November 5, 2019

The compound annual growth rate through 2021 is expected to increase significantly for industrial fabrics made of natural and synthetic materials, woven and nonwoven, for processing, automotive, filtering, printing and belting applications, according to a report by Radiant Insights. The polyester fiber sector may account for significant market share of industrial fabrics in terms of volume …

What electronic skin patches can do

November 4, 2019

Electronic skin patches anchor a device to the skin to achieve a specific function, but most of the successful products on the market are not necessarily known as “electronic skin patches,” says IDTechEx Principal Analyst James Hayward. In a recently published article, Hayward notes the range of uses for electronic skin patches.  In diabetes management, products …

Polartec Apex Awards winners

November 1, 2019

Polartec has announced the winners of the 2019 Polartec Apex Awards, an annual design award program. The winning products were selected based on skilled and creative uses of Polartec fabric technologies. The winning designs included jackets that melded Icelandic technical know-how with Danish design, and married traditional menswear style to motorsports-inspired fashion.  A technical T-shirt designed …