Devan joins consortium

March 21, 2019

Devan Chemicals is participating in a new consortium consisting of 17 European partners representing all links in the value chain: research and innovation, design, manufacturing and nongovernmental organizations, an article in Innovation in Textiles reports.   The consortium’s DECOAT initiative will explore methods of separating coatings from base materials. Devan’s

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Techtextil Forum invites interaction

March 19, 2019

The new Techtextil Forum will provide visitors insights into the latest developments in the technical textiles and nonwovens industry. Speakers will cover topics including sustainability, filtration, smart textiles, composites, textiles in urban spaces and textiles for medical application. Specifics about sustainability include recycling, traceability of bio-cotton and bio-based coated textiles.

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IFAI Expo 2019 exhibitor Early Bird deadline is March 30

March 13, 2019

Exhibitors: Book your IFAI Expo 2019 booth by March 30 to take advantage of the Early Bird discount. Don’t be left out! IFAI Expo is the largest specialty fabric trade event in the Americas. Each year, more than 5,000 high-level decision makers, industry insiders and qualified buyers meet in an

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NC State’s College of Textiles receives Wilson family gift

March 8, 2019

Thanks to a $28 million gift from alumnus Frederick “Fred” Eugene Wilson Jr. and his family, North Carolina State University’s College of Textiles will be known as the Wilson College of Textiles, a recent release says. The Wilson College of Textiles is the only standalone textile college in the United States, according

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Shandong Ruyi acquires INVISTA business

March 4, 2019

Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding, a Chinese textile and apparel company, has acquired INVISTA’s Apparel & Advanced Textiles business, a manufacturer of fiber and technology solutions for the apparel and hygiene industries. The new company will operate as The LYCRA Company, named for INVISTA’s spandex/elastane fiber. The purchase includes a portfolio

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Lenzing opens new Center of Excellence

March 1, 2019

The Lenzing Center of Excellence (LCOE) has opened at the company’s Indonesian location in Purwakarta. According to information released by the Lenzing Group, the center intensifies cooperation with partners along the value chain and increases efforts to jointly conduct research and develop new yarns. The LCOE provides laboratory and analytical

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Puma steps up with a self-lacing shoe

February 28, 2019

Puma has announced its first self-lacing shoe in the Fi (Fit intelligence) collection. The shoe is intended for workouts and light running. A micromotor powers the cable system that laces the shoe. The motor is activated with the swipe of a finger on the module located in the tongue of

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Kimberly Glas to head NCTO

February 25, 2019

On April 29, 2019, Kimberly Glas will become the new president and CEO of the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO). Glas will succeed Augustine “Auggie” D. Tantillo, who announced his decision to step down. Glas has more than 20 years of experience in government policy development and advocacy. Her

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AATCC publishes new standard for e-textiles

February 25, 2019

AATCC research committee RA111, Electronically-Integrated Textiles, recently approved its first evaluation procedure. AATCC EP13, Evaluation Procedure for Electrical Resistance of Electronically-Integrated Textiles, is one of the very first international standards for e-textiles. The procedure provides detailed instructions for measuring resistance of e-textiles—a key indicator of functionality. It also includes guidance

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Beyond patents

February 25, 2019

Advice for innovators from an experienced entrepreneur A U.S. Air Force field training exercise included simulated medical evacuations in extreme cold weather, which demands clothing and gear that will protect in these conditions, such as a cold-weather boot developed by Propel LLC. Photo: Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong, U.S. Air Force.

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