Finishing finesse

February 19th, 2016

Coating and laminating treatments enhance fabric performance in important – and multiple – ways. Although researchers are making progress in fiber technology that imparts performance capabilities into the fabric, inherent qualities in fibers are not necessarily a replacement for coating treatments—or competition for coaters. Alexium International is actively in the coating products business in about […]

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Creating the future of textiles: Flexible components

May 1st, 2013

New technique could enable the creation of a variety of fiber-based electronic and photonic devices. What do saltwater taffy and smart textiles have in common? Until recently, probably nothing. But scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found a way to “pull” fibers—in a manufacturing process akin to making taffy—that makes it possible […]

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