Toray Introduces environmentally friendly nylon

September 14th, 2020

Toray Industries Inc. has developed a new, more sustainable nylon that the company says represents a major step forward in its “Sustainability Vision.” The development makes it possible to create bio-based versions of Toray technologies such as Entrant® and Dermizax®.  Ecodear Nylon is 60 percent bio-based, developed with sebacic acid generated from Castor beans. The […]

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Textiles in space

January 8th, 2016

The textile industry is called upon to help NASA prepare for its manned mission to Mars. Since the start of human spaceflight, the U.S. space program has faced many challenges in clothing astronauts. Survival inside a spacecraft needed to be addressed first. Historically, human space exploration started with modifications of high-altitude pressure suits, which were […]

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Soxxy dips toe in therapeutic field

June 15th, 2015

Westport, Conn.-based Soxxy has introduced a line of compression socks to the health and wellness community. Recommended by doctors, nurses, athletes and flight crews, Soxxys increase circulation and leg energy, as well as reduce swelling and decrease the risk of blood clots and deep vein thrombosis. The socks are available as unisex thigh-highs (sizes large […]

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Utah State will produce commercial quantities of spider silk

February 20th, 2015

Utah State officials have announce that the newly constructed Bioproducts Scale-Up Facility on the university’s Innovation Campus will enable synthetic spider silk to be produced in commercial quantities. Funding for the facility was provided by the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative. “Within this new, state-of-the-art facility, Utah State will begin the process of […]

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Cool Black helps carpet beat the heat

February 7th, 2014

Specialty chemicals maker Clariant, Charlotte, N.C., has introduced black masterbatches specially formulated to reflect heat-generating near-infrared light rays to keep carpeting cooler. At the same time, light in the visible spectrum is absorbed so color development is comparable to that of standard pigments. REMAFIN Cool Black is intended to replace products that use carbon black […]

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