Huvis mass produces graphene fiber

April 26th, 2021

The graphene fiber developed by Huvis uses high-purity graphene. As it is produced in white, it can be dyed in various colors. Photo: Huvis. South Korean fiber producer Huvis has begun to mass produce a dyeable graphene fiber. Until now, high-purity graphene fiber has been possible only in the research phase, and most of the […]

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What’s new in ballistic materials

January 11th, 2021

Blast wave and fragments require a different kind of protection. Photo: The next leap in these protective technologies is on the horizon.  by Debra Cobb For the past few decades, para-aramid fibers and UHMWPEs (ultra-high molecular-weight polyethylene) have been the standard bearers in ballistic textiles. But the changing nature of warfare and the need […]

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Graphene may enhance smart fabric viability

January 2nd, 2019

A team at the University of Exeter’s engineering department has developed a new technique that may make incorporating electronic fibers into clothing an everyday manufacturing occurrence. It’s anticipated that graphene, known as the thinnest material on the planet, could make that possible. By weaving graphene-based fibers directly into the fabric, researches are eliminating the need […]

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Enhanced silk as strong as carbon fiber developed

October 5th, 2017

Scientists led by Nicola Pugno at Italy's University of Trento have combined spider silk with graphene and carbon nanotubes, producing a composite material five times stronger. Innovation Textiles reports that silk incorporating graphene and carbon nanotubes is produced by spider spinning, after feeding spiders with water containing the nanotubes. Although only produced on a small […]

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Solar-powered “skin” developed

April 7th, 2017

A new way of harnessing the sun’s rays to power synthetic “skin” could help create advanced prosthetic limbs capable of returning the sense of touch to amputees. According to a report in Energy Harvesting Journal, engineers from the University of Glasgow have already employed graphene in an electronic covering for prosthetic hands; now those engineers […]

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Nature mimicked in new graphene material

January 20th, 2017

Graphene is thought to be the strongest 2-D material on earth. Recently a research team at MIT used heat and pressure to compress flakes of graphene to create a new 3-D material. The new material has 5 percent the density of steel but 10 times the strength. The process produced a form similar to corals […]

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Stronger possibilities

January 20th, 2017

Carbon nanofibers and graphene can play a role in constructing Space habitats using robotics. The use of robotically-assisted additive manufacturing involving a mixture of carbon nanofibers, graphene and other polymer nanocomposites will allow the construction of lightweight and impervious sealant barriers, ultra-strong supports, airlocks and even bulkheads for future Space habitats and colonies within dormant […]

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Girl’s bandage breakthrough wins $15,000

October 7th, 2016

Anushka Naiknaware, a seventh-grader from Beaverton, Ore., finished in the top eight in an international science contest run by Google for her invention: a bandage that can tell doctors when it needs to be changed, thus speeding healing. According to a report in the Oregonian, Naiknaware’s bandage is embedded with extremely small monitors that let medical […]

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Graphene-enhanced sportswear launched

February 5th, 2016

Italian sportswear brand Colmar has launched a sportswear collection containing Graphene Plus, made by Directa Plus, a producer of graphene-based products based in Italy. This is the first application of Graphene Plus nanotechnology in sportswear. Graphene, an innovative nanotech material derived from graphite, significantly improves performance for the benefit of athletes, professionals and sports enthusiasts. […]

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Graphene-coated “e-fabrics” detect noxious gases

October 23rd, 2015

Scientists in Korea have developed wearable, graphene-coated fabrics that can detect dangerous gases present in the air, alerting the wearer by turning on an LED light. The researchers, from the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, a non-profit Korean government-funded research organization, and Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea, coated cotton and polyester yarn with a […]

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