G4 combat uniform by Crye, Invista

February 23, 2018

Crye Precision and Invista’s Cordura brand have teamed up to create a new military uniform. According to Fibre2Fashion, the G4 Uniform is made from Crye Precision’s proprietary VTX rip-stop material and constructed with stretch Cordura Nyco fabric technology. The G4 Uniform features a slim-cut design intended to reduce bulk and enhance wearer comfort under body …

Rock Face releases FR base layers for military markets

February 19, 2018

Base layer clothing brand Rock Face has released flame-resistant (FR) and performance base layer products to enhance their offerings to military and tactical markets. In addition to FR properties, Rock Face’s base layers use Coville’s climaGuard, a textile technology that blends water-attracting and water-repelling fibers that allows garments to breathe, wick moisture and dry quickly. …

Massif secures approval for new flight suit

February 15, 2018

Massif, a producer of flame-resistant technical apparel for the U.S. military, has attained Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) approval for its new 2-Piece Flight Suit. Fiber2Fashion reports that the company designed the flight suit using direct user feedback across multiple branches and platforms. The Massif team set out to enhance the capabilities of military service …

The “sweat without feeling wet” jacket

February 12, 2018

One year after the Swiss-Norwegian company Osmotex AG announced the innovative HYDRO_BOT technology, it is showcasing a jacket with embedded electronic moisture management that allows the wearer to sweat without feeling wet. Managing director and executive chairman, Joacim Holter said he has tested a prototype jacket “under demanding conditions in the Norwegian mountains” and found …

Adidas’ base layer Alphaskin introduced

February 2, 2018

Sportswear company adidas has launched Alphaskin, a base layer that moves with “the critical areas of athletes in motion.” The product was developed on the ARAMIS (Augmented Reality Application for Maintenance, Inventory and Stowage) motion-capture system, which analyzes strain and tension and is used by NASA on its Space Shuttle. Rob Lee, vice-president of design …

Device tests compression garments during movement

January 26, 2018

Hohenstein Group has developed the next generation of its compression testing device, HOSYcan. The device records and analyzes compression measurements during movement and measures the interaction between different materials. Combined with data from Hohenstein’s 3D scanning database, simulated movement profiles may provide increased accuracy for specific applications. HOSYcan is designed to measure in static and …

L.L. Bean and Loomia technology to evaluate consumer use

January 25, 2018

L.L.Bean will be exploring the applications of blockchain technology with Loomia, a technology company producing smart fabrics. The companies will evaluate how data from Loomia-enabled L.L. Bean apparel can assess the extended use and performance of the outdoor retailer’s products. The first tests will involve incorporating Loomia Electronic Layer (LEL) into L.L. Bean jackets and …

Flexible chip developed for IoT connectivity

January 24, 2018

A collaborative effort between the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and American Semiconductor has created a new silicon-on-polymer chip. The result is a flexible system-on-chip that may create more smart additions to the Internet of Things (IoT). The system combines silicon manufacturing industry expertise in electronics and new efforts in the high-performance electronics 3D printing …

Fiber-based OLED for wearable displays announced

January 22, 2018

Wearables are exposed to whatever the wearer experiences throughout a day, and finding reliable light emitter displays that allow textiles to retain flexibility, breathability and comfort can be a challenge. But a team of researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) believes that it has found a candidate for meeting the …

New product developed to offset “permastink”

“Sanitized® Odoractiv 10 marks the end of permastink in polyester textiles,” says Darrell Burnette, sales manager for SANITIZED (USA) Inc. According to the company, the new product contains a dual-action technology that prevents permastink and minimizes odor intensity during wear. The technology was developed to offset the effects of bacteria that break down perspiration. “The …