Pain-relieving yarns for socks

November 9th, 2020

“Lather, rinse, repeat. Lather, rinse, repeat,” became the mantra of Matt Kolmes, CEO at VOLT, when his company took on the challenge of making CBD-infused socks for pain relief. Kolmes presented the VOLT product development process Oct. 5 at IFAI Virtual Expo 2020. VOLT, a division of Supreme Corp., has expertise in military and medical […]

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Overcoming Murphy’s Law yields pain-relieving yarns for socks

November 6th, 2020

“Lather, rinse, repeat. Lather, rinse, repeat,” became the mantra of Matt Komes, CEO at VOLT, when his company took on the challenge of making CBD-infused socks for pain relief. Komes presented the VOLT product development process Oct. 5 at IFAI Virtual Expo 2020. VOLT, a division of Supreme Corp., has expertise in military and medical […]

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Life-saving textiles

October 26th, 2020

Enhanced functionalities drive healthcare textiles' growth. by Seshadri Ramkumar Healthcare textiles span a range of applications from hospital drapes to wound care and compression products used during recovery and rehabilitation after surgeries. Single-to-limited-life textile products find medical-related applications such as implants, barriers against microbes and lifestyle enhancement products used in caring for everyone from babies […]

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Supply chains get tripped up due to “essential” and “non-essential” designation

March 30th, 2020

The need for more medical textile products, such as face masks and hospital gowns, has been well publicized since the exponential growth of the COVID-19 pandemic. But equally important is a means to get the materials required to make the products, a means of transportation to move materials and end products and getting the final […]

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Taking action

March 30th, 2020

The textile industry moves quickly to provide critical supplies to fight COVID-19. This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (blue/pink) cultured in the lab. Photo: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – Rocky […]

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Medical textiles: value and limitations

September 9th, 2019

How Medical Device Master Files can support a productive business partnership. by Elaine Duncan Medical Device Master Files, known as a MAF, have value for textile contract manufacturers and the medical device developer in many ways. Most medical device manufacturers who incorporate a medical textile into their product will seek a knowledgeable textile contractor who […]

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BeoCare and Fra Production strike up alliance

October 4th, 2017

Italian Fra Production SpA has acquired a minority stake of BeoCare Group Inc., a manufacturer of knitted medical textiles based in Hudson, N.C. According to Textile World and BeoCare, Fra will be the sole European distributor for all BeoCare products, including seamless fixation pants, maternity and surgical garments, and elastic products. BeoCare will be Fra’s […]

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Medical textiles: what’s next?

December 22nd, 2016

“Health in hands,” is one of the catch phrases that illustrate a new focus in health care today. Proactive health care by monitoring and managing health issues continues to gain broader acceptance, particularly in developed and developing economies. Textiles of many kinds enhance health care products and contribute to the next phase of improvements. The […]

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Atmospheric plasma increases breathability of spunbond nonwoven fabrics

June 24th, 2013

A study conducted by Texas Tech University and Enercon Industries Corp. has determined that when spunbond polypropylene nonwoven fabrics are pretreated with atmospheric plasma it increases the breathability of the fabric. Atmospheric plasma treatment increases the number of pores and enlarges the pore size of the fabric improving the diffusion of vapor between the filaments […]

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NRDC says no to nanosilver

March 1st, 2012

Silver is widely used as an antimicrobial in textiles, but a lawsuit filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) aims to halt antimicrobial nanosilver used in clothing, bedding and furnishings. In December 2011, the EPA decided to allow HeiQ Materials to use nanosilver in fabrics for four […]

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