IFAI announces new Textile Career Center

September 19, 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has announced a new online career resource: the Textile Career Center. This new initiative will offer IFAI members, and the industry at large, an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online employment connections. For job seekers, the Textile Career Center will serve as a tool to find and apply …

U.S. Military working on more unity among uniforms

September 18, 2018

In a recent article, Bloomberg reports that the U.S. Military will work to unify its uniforms as more of the branches of the Military work together. All have dress uniforms, as well as a wide gamut to fit the needs of warfighters in mountain, woodland and desert climates. Air Force Major General Robert LaBrutta is …

APV adds antimicrobial technology to VYNGUARD® finishes

September 13, 2018

APV Engineered Coatings has announced it will showcase VYNGUARD® performance finishes, featuring the addition of a new antimicrobial technology, at the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo, October 16–18, 2018, in Dallas, Texas. The company reports that the new VYNGUARD AM antimicrobial chemistry may be incorporated into lacquer or top finish technologies. VYNGUARD Polycarbonate Anti-Microbial Topcoat is …

IFAI Expo 2018 offers a range of advanced textiles options

September 10, 2018

This year’s IFAI Expo 2018 in Dallas, Texas, is designed to make its variety of opportunities even more accessible for all participants. The event begins Monday, Oct. 15 with a Pre-Expo Conference, including 24 sessions dedicated to the advanced textiles field. Forty presenters representing industry and academia will cover topics on aerospace, medical, safety and …

Protective Textiles online channel available from WTiN

Textiles knowledge provider World Textile Information Network (WTiN) announces that it has expanded its intelligence services with Protective Textiles, a new online channel offering reports on intelligence about textiles designed to protect against hazards including heat, cold, chemicals, physical injury and biological organisms. The platform, at www.wtin.com, will provide access to information about technological developments …

U.S. Army tests Kraig Labs ballistic panels

September 7, 2018

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, a developer of spider silk–based fibers, has delivered ballistic shootpack panels to the U.S. Army, Innovation in Textiles reports. The panels to be evaluated for effectiveness in stopping bullets are made with Kraig Labs’ Dragon Silk, a genetically engineered spider silk that mimics the strength of natural spider silk and is produced by …

Mentor Meetings at IFAI Expo

September 6, 2018

Need confidential advice? IFAI is now offering a fully endorsed mentorship program at IFAI Expo 2018. Professional consultations are available by appointment during show floor hours. Book a 30-minute meeting with an impressive lineup of industry experts! This opportunity is open to all attendees and exhibitors and free with any registration type.   Why Seek Mentorship? Mentors become trusted advisers …

New focus for cotton: mission-linked research

August 29, 2018

Mission-linked research encompassing basic and applied research to promote the advantages of cotton and bring new opportunities for cotton will be the next phase for research in the cotton sector. The new effort will bring expertise from different scientific fields, such as genomics, molecular biology, chemical engineering and textile science, to work on strategic projects …

IPC E-Textiles Committee releases e-textiles washability white paper

August 28, 2018

IPC’s D-70 E-Textiles Committee has released IPC WP-024, IPC White Paper on Reliability and Washability of Smart Textile Structures – Readiness for the Market. This white paper provides insights from a team of researchers on e-textiles washability testing parameters and initial results from those tests. It’s expected to be the first in a series of …

Superflex rebrands as Seismic Powered Clothing

August 27, 2018

As part of an evolution of its powered clothing platform, the company known as Superflex has rebranded as Seismic and has acquired the intellectual property (IP) of Lumo Bodytech, a motion science offering posture-correcting and fitness devices. Lumo’s products include the Lumo Lift Posture Coach and Lumo Run Running Coach, both designed to track body …