Metlon adds 3M C790 carbon black reflective material

July 17th, 2017

Metlon Corp. has announced the addition of 3M’s C790 Carbon Black reflective material to its product lineup. The company expects the material to serve active and leisure apparel applications, including training, running, cycling and motorsports. In daylight, the reflective material appears black. 3M states its "proprietary carbon black technology makes the color inherent to the […]

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Textile construction showcases at Techtextil

April 30th, 2015

Filigree design, lightness, corrosion resistance and material efficiency: without these characteristics future architecture is unimaginable. Based on these characteristics, textile institutes and companies have been researching fiber-based alternative building materials and developing marketable products that will increasingly replace conventional materials like steel and offer equal or even better material properties. The future of textile construction […]

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Kansai University and Teijin develop piezoelectric fabrics for wearables

March 6th, 2015

Kansai University, Osaka, Japan, and Teijin Ltd. have announced that Prof. Yoshiro Tajitsu, Engineering Science, Kansai University, and Teijin have developed what the company terms the world’s first polylactic acid (PLA) fiber- and carbon-fiber-based piezoelectric fabrics. The new piezoelectric fabrics combine Teijin’s polymer and textile technologies with Prof. Tajitsu’s knowledge of piezoelectric materials. Piezoelectricity is […]

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Zorflex® enhances wound recovery

September 10th, 2013

Two new products from Chemviron Carbon’s Cloth Division, Zorflex® VB and Zorflex® VB Plus, have been tested by the U.K.’s Health Protection Agency, and have been proven to be both antiviral and virucidal (when tested against surrogate virus MS2-Coliphage). The inclusion of Zorflex® activated carbon cloth has been shown to considerably enhance the efficacy of […]

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Carbon nanotube fabrics: A new nonwoven material

June 28th, 2013

Dry processed fabrics containing high aspect ratio carbon nanotubes could enable a new generation of products. Carbon nanotube (CNT) research has received a lot of popular press recently because of the amazing potential applications of these unique nanofibers. Carbon nanotubes have been highly studied by materials scientists who see the potential in their amazing stiffness, […]

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