Streamlining standards for textiles

June 10th, 2016

Improving textile product performance and safety requires collaboration. The process of revising standards can provoke some lively discussions and detailed decisions. The standards (some enforceable and some voluntary) guide material and product manufacturers through the complex world of creating safe and functional products. Hundreds of standards affect the specialty textiles industry, and keeping up with […]

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Textiles in space

January 8th, 2016

The textile industry is called upon to help NASA prepare for its manned mission to Mars. Since the start of human spaceflight, the U.S. space program has faced many challenges in clothing astronauts. Survival inside a spacecraft needed to be addressed first. Historically, human space exploration started with modifications of high-altitude pressure suits, which were […]

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