Nanotex introduces durable wear technology for apparel

September 19th, 2016

Fabric innovator Nanotex®, which provides nanotechnology-based textile enhancements to the apparel, home and commercial/residential interiors markets, has introduced its Nanotex Durable Wear technology for apparel. The patented technology is modified at the molecular level to resist wear and prolong cotton and cotton-rich life by offering abrasion resistance and strength protection durability. Nanotex, based in Bloomfield […]

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Safety apparel market growing at 8.12% CAGR to 2020

September 14th, 2016

Analysts at the Pune, India-based Sandler Research online market research firm report the global safety-apparel market will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 8 percent through 2020. The report says use of nanotechnology to improve worker safety will be a key trend for market growth. North America is expected to be […]

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Sweet Living Group announces zinc oxide portfolio for licensing

March 4th, 2016

St. Louis-based eco-friendly clothier Sweet Living Group (SLG) has announced the licensing of its nano-ZnO technology. The patented zinc oxide nanotechnology benefits fabrics and textiles by incorporating ultraviolet protection, controlling odor, enhancing anti-microbial/mold and mildew-resistance, enhancing resistance to sun degradation and incorporating these protections and enhancements into existing clothing by various laundry detergents and additives. […]

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Success in smart textiles —now and in the future

October 9th, 2015

IFAI’s market research manager Jeff Rasmussen says that the worldwide smart fabrics market is growing at an annual rate of about 18 percent from about $984 million in 2011 to a projected $1.9 billion in 2015. Rasmussen spoke on “Current Developments in the Smart and Interactive Fabrics Market” Oct. 7 at IFAI’s Advanced Textiles Conference […]

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New chef jacket repels liquids and stains

June 19th, 2015

Australian startup Fabricor has created a hydrophobic chef jacket and apron, based on its patented nanotechnology. Chef Adrian Li, cofounder of the company, says he was frustrated with trying to stay clean at work. "As a chef I find it really difficult to keep my chef jacket white, and we like our jackets white for […]

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Australian startup creates a 100 percent cotton hydrophobic T-Shirts

February 20th, 2015

Threadsmiths, an Australian clothing technology company that develops nanotechnology integrated apparel, has created a 100 percent cotton hydrophobic t-shirt. Dubbed "The Cavalier,” it incorporates a lotus leaf-inspired nanotechnology that completely repels dirt and liquids, leaving the surface of the fabric dry and without stains. Lewis Pitchford of Threadsmiths, the business behind the shirt, says the […]

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C-Voltaics wins technology award

September 13th, 2013

C-Voltaics, Houston, Texas, recently was awarded a Special Edition COMS Young Technology Award for its new coating that protects fabrics from liquids. Shay Curran, associate professor of physics and director of the Institute for NanoEnergy at the University of Houston, is the CEO of C-Voltaics, a company that manufactures nano-materials for macro-scale coating applications. The […]

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Teijin receives Grand Award at nano tech 2013

February 1st, 2013

Teijin Limited announced that it received a Grand Award at the nano tech 2013 International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference, which took place at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1. Teijin presented advanced nano materials, including polyester, aramid and carbon nanofibers, as well as silicon ink and paste, plus a […]

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EU issues new rule on biocides

December 1st, 2012

Substances that act to reduce or eliminate bacteria, viruses or mold—and products treated with such biocides—will be subject to a new European Union (EU) regulation (528/2012) that takes effect on Sept. 1, 2013. The new regulation focuses on improving the safety of consumer products by controlling biocide marketing and use. The three main requirements for […]

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NanoHorizons announces issuance of U.S. patent for wash-durable antimicrobial textiles and fibers

June 14th, 2012

NanoHorizons Inc., a technology company focused on the development of nanoscale antimicrobial additives for healthcare, textile, and industrial applications, has announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent 8,183,167 B1 covering an antimicrobial and antifungal textile substrate with exceptional wash durability and efficacy. Based on proprietary manufacturing using nanoparticles such as […]

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