Bioservo’s grip-strengthening glove gains support

August 31st, 2020

Photo: Bioservo Technologies AB. A new study has been published that shows the positive effects of using Bioservo's technology to strengthen the grip of the hand. The latest study investigated using the assisted robotic glove in the home environment for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), or who have had a stroke. The latest in a […]

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Ford explores 3D-knitted, “smart” car seat covers

August 24th, 2020

Photo: Ford Motor Co. Ford Motor Co. is introducing technology to produce seamless seat covers with 3D knitting, and it is exploring a means for customers to design their own seat covers and use more breathable materials for summer.  The technology also enables the use of textiles with potential for built-in connectivity that could integrate […]

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The case for electrospun nanofibers in face masks

August 24th, 2020

Photo: Revolution Fibres. Filtration plays an important role in purifying and decontaminating two life necessities: water and air. As awareness of the related health issues has increased, the demand for protection from air-borne pollution and disease has also increased. Dr. Fabrice Karabulut, RD & Implementation Scientist with Revolution Fibers, Auckland, N.Z., offers an explanation into […]

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AITEX certifies Royo dye process as sustainable

August 24th, 2020

Spanish textile research institute AITEX has certified Tejidos Royo’s Dry Black process as a sustainable technology. The textiles manufacturer, working with machinery company Gaston and consultancy Indigo Mill Designs, has built on research out of Texas Tech University for a way to dye yarns black using almost no water.Dry Black reduces water usage by 99.1 […]

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401 Tech Bridge completes $6 million funding round

August 24th, 2020

401 Tech Bridge, a newly formed economic development organization, has closed on a $6 million funding round. The organization was founded to connect manufacturers, small businesses, research and development entities, trade organizations, and state and defense agencies to collaborate in the development of new advanced materials and technologies for real-world applications.  Composites and textiles were among the […]

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Sensors help to prevent foot ulcers

August 24th, 2020

Footfalls & Heartbeats, a smart textiles developer, has created a knitted shoe upper which can measure the wearer’s gait. Photo: Footfalls & Heartbeats. A variety of companies have developed technologies, such as smart socks and insoles, to help in the prevention of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU), IDTechEx reports. With these devices, persons with diabetes can […]

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Textiles and 3D technology

August 24th, 2020

What it will take to make 3D printed textiles viable in the industry.  by Kony Chatterjee and Tushar K. Ghosh The advent of 3D printing (3DP) has drawn considerable interest from academia, industry and amateur hobbyists as a novel method of producing objects layer-by-layer (lbl) via a bottom-up manufacturing approach. This method of “additive” manufacturing (used […]

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Wolf-Gordon debuts bleach-cleanable textiles

August 19th, 2020

Photo: Wolf-Gordon New York City-based interior surfacing designer Wolf-Gordon has enhanced its product offerings to meet the growing demand for materials that hold up to cleaning and disinfecting with a bleach solution. The company’s new bleach-cleanable options are an addition to its other products that can help prevent illness and reduce the risk of cross-contamination […]

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AATCC announces 2020 Sustainability Special Issue

August 17th, 2020

The AATCC Journal of Research (AJOR),AATCC’s flagship peer-reviewed textile science journal, is now in its seventh year of publication. In addition to AJOR’s regular bimonthly issues, available to members and subscribers, AATCC publishes occasional AJOR Special Issues on topics of importance to the textile industry, which are free and available to all.  The new 2020 Special Issue One of AJOR, covering sustainability issues […]

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Raven offers BioFlex PE film for disposable isolation gowns

August 13th, 2020

Raven Engineered Films is manufacturing a new Berry Amendment compliant plastic film to help meet the high demands for personal protection equipment (PPE). Raven BioFlex™ I270C is a high-strength polyethylene film used in the manufacturing of nonsurgical disposable medical isolation gowns. BioFlex™ film is manufactured with premium quality colorless polyethylene for the production of high-demand […]

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