The issue of testing

May 6th, 2016

As questions about testing, certification and standards persist, the testing market grows. The market for textile testing, inspection and certification is expected to reach more than $7 billion by 2020, according to a report published by MarketsandMarkets. There has been much debate on the need for standardization in textile accreditation, and rightly so. Testing is […]

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Chinese scientists invent fabric that cleans by sunlight

March 27th, 2015

Mingce Long and Deyong Wu, material scientists at Donghua University of China, have developed a special fabric that rids itself of dirt and bacteria when exposed to sunlight. According to a report at, they have done it by dunking cotton into a vat of specially crafted nanoparticles. The chemistry behind the self-cleaning fabric is […]

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