Pain-relieving yarns for socks

November 9, 2020  |  What's New?

“Lather, rinse, repeat. Lather, rinse, repeat,” became the mantra of Matt Kolmes, CEO at VOLT, when his company took on the challenge of making CBD-infused socks for pain relief. Kolmes presented the VOLT product development process Oct. 5 at IFAI Virtual Expo 2020. VOLT, a division of Supreme C…
Biobased products can produce luminescent textiles

October 26, 2020  |  What's New?

A researcher has established that luminescent textiles can be created by using a bioluminescent reaction system. Regarding her doctoral thesis in the field of Textile Technology at the University of Borås, Sweta Iyer said that the important research question was to understand the bioluminescent rea…
Inner Mettle launches IM ViroBac fabric

October 21, 2020  |  What's New?

Inner Mettle (IM) has launched 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. The company…
Army researchers working on self-healing materials

October 12, 2020  |  What's New?

U.S. Army and Texas A&M University researchers have developed a new material that can autonomously heal in air and under water. The 3-D printable and stimuli-responsive polymeric materials are expected to enable massive reconfigurability in future military platforms, said Dr. Frank Gardea, an…
Yale researchers announce new shape-shifting material

October 12, 2020  |  What's New?

A new robotic fabric structure, developed in the lab of Prof. Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio at Yale University, could lead to new innovations in adaptive clothing, self-deploying shelters, or lightweight shape-changing machinery. The robotic fabric created by the researchers has actuation, sensing and v…
Coats launches unique yarn for telecom cable industry

October 12, 2020  |  What's New?

Global industrial thread manufacturer Coats Group is launching Gotex StremX. According to Coats, it’s the first new product of its kind for the telecom cable industry in 20 years. For use as a strength member in fiber optic cables, it is the critical component that preserves the integrity and …
Oros and astronauts collaborate on spacesuit-inspired jacket

October 6, 2020  |  What's New?

Oros, the outdoor wear apparel known for using space-worthy aerogel for insulation, has collaborated with astronauts on a limited-edition jacket. The company reports that the same science used to insulate spacecraft at -450°F can also keep people warmer here on Earth than more typical insulation, …
Nylstar introduces Meryl Skinlife Force antiviral fabric

September 28, 2020  |  What's New?

Nylstar, a Spanish producer of premium polyamide 6.6 yarns and fabrics, has introduced Meryl Skinlife Force, an odorless. antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral fabric with silver ion technology. According to the company, the fabrics can be used for the development of masks, gowns and other me…
Ahlstrom-Munksjö adds TrustShield™ Biological medical fabric

September 25, 2020  |  What's New?

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has announces the launch of TrustShield™ Biological, a personal protective apparel medical fabric designed to shield against hazardous pathogens. The product portfolio offers a range of medical fabrics designed to provide superior protection in the operating room, clinical and l…
Qmax World LLP pioneers anti-viral uniform fabrics

September 21, 2020  |  What's New?

Qmax World LLP, a manufacturer of uniform fabrics has announced the launch of SELF HEAL™ fabrics. Made in collaboration with the Australian Company making HealthGuard®, an antiviral and antibacterial treatment, this innovation promises protection to those in uniform, from health personnel to law …