PyroTex® antiviral fiber produced

September 14, 2020

PyroTex Industries, based in Hamburg, Germany,  says that it has succeeded in producing a fiber that has an activity of 99.57 percent (99 percent after 14 seconds) against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This result has been confirmed by an independent, ISO-certified laboratory according to ISO 18184: 2019.  “We are thrilled that textiles made out of PyroTex® can …

Trisit offers 3D knitted face masks

September 10, 2020

Trisit Textiltechnologie, a textile manufacturer using 3D knitting technology, has developed a range of protective face masks to assist in the fight against COVID-19. The Achtrer Group company, which is located in Ulm, Germany, was an early adopter of Stoll flat-knitting technology for technical applications. The company is known for its 3D knitted lampshades, handbags, …

Textile collaborators create jacket with HeiQ Viroblock

September 3, 2020

A new jacket has been designed to provide a solution for resuming normal life by protecting the wearer, as well as those encountered from contaminants. The JUST5 jacket sets up a highly effective barrier to shield the wearer from spoiling contaminants in the surrounding area.  The creation of the jacket is the result of an …

Bioservo’s grip-strengthening glove gains support

August 31, 2020

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 series of studies published …

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

August 24, 2020

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 heating, controls for the …

The case for electrospun nanofibers in face masks

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 the unique and …

Sensors help to prevent foot ulcers

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 take a more active role in the care of their feet, whether by modifying their behavior, or by the early detection of injuries. …

Wolf-Gordon debuts bleach-cleanable textiles

August 19, 2020

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 of infections …

Intelligent tablecloths support social distancing in restaurants

August 10, 2020

Current hygiene regulations require restaurant operators to ensure sufficient distance between guests. Intelligent tablecloths could soon help with this often-complicated seating management. In addition, with the help of sensor technology, restaurant visitors could place their orders directly into the fabric without contact with a server.   The German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF) …

New IM ViroBac fabric addresses microbial threats

Inner Mettle (IM) is launching its latest product, IM ViroBac fabric, developed to reduce the risk of viral and bacterial transmission via surface contact applicable to a multitude of situations in a commercial environment, such as public transport, medical facilities and hospitality.  “High touch surfaces, such as seats, bedding and curtains, could all play a …