Partnerships in smart textile products

November 23rd, 2020

Dr.Gozde Goncu Berk, UC Davis, has designed a therapeutic glove for rheumatoid arthritis patients to alleviate pain and help to correct deformation of the fingers. Photo: UC Davis, Dr.Gozde Goncu Berk.  The second week of IFAI Virtual Expo 2020 advanced textiles educational sessions began with a presentation that illustrated the importance of collaboration. “Smart textiles […]

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E-textile testing and standards are evolving

November 11th, 2020

At the 2020 Virtual Expo session, “Ask the Expert: Textile Electronics Testing and Standards,” Jesse Jur, a professor at the Wilson College of Textiles, North Carolina State University, discussed how standards and testing continue to evolve due to the evolution of textile-based electronics (e-textiles). Jur said that standards have long been a vital resource for […]

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A vision of the future in advanced textiles

November 9th, 2020

Virtual Expo 2020 advanced textiles education notes industry progress and new opportunities.  by Janet Preus The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) opened the advanced textiles education sessions of Virtual Expo 2020 with topics designed to support the successful research, development and commercialization of new, advanced textile technologies and products. The first session was presented by […]

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Virtual Expo 2020 advanced textiles education begins

November 3rd, 2020

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) opened the advanced textiles education sessions of Virtual Expo 2020 with a presentation by Dr. Sasha Stolyarov, CEO, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA). His presentation, “The Development of Advanced Functional Fibers and Fabrics” outlined the progress made in AFFOA’s mission to “rekindle the domestic textiles industry” with its coordinated […]

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The expanding world of e-textiles

October 12th, 2020

IPC E-Textiles Summit covers innovations, markets and business advice. by Janet Preus A large group of presenters and attendees participated in IPC’s two-day conference on e-textiles recently, sharing insights about new technologies, the business of e-textiles, markets and trends. The textile industry, generally, has been quick to respond to industry needs throughout the course of […]

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LOOMIA recognized for “World Changing Idea ”

May 4th, 2020

E-textile innovator LOOMIA was awarded an honorable mention in two general categories by Fast Company and their World Changing Ideas for 2020. The award honors products, concepts, companies, policies and designs that are pursuing innovation for the good of society and the planet.  The company, with offices in New York City and Palo Alto, Calif. designs and manufactures […]

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New IPC standard reflects growth of e-textiles industry

January 27th, 2020

by Chris Jorgensen During a meeting at IPC APEX EXPO 2017, members of the e-textiles industry approached IPC (Association Connecting Electronics Industries) to help achieve their goal of developing international standards for their burgeoning field. IPC standards are open international standards, meaning anyone can participate in the process and can influence IPC standards, and because […]

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Progress in e-textile standards

July 15th, 2019

Organizers push for industry participation in the ongoing process. By Janet Preus Work is well underway, progress has been reported, and new initiatives have been launched. At IFAI’s Smart Fabrics Virtual Summit this spring, presenters Chris Jorgensen, IPC, and Stephanie Rodgers, Apex Mills, provided a comprehensive update on the development of international standards for e-textiles. […]

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Helly Hansen and Myant create smart textiles

July 3rd, 2019

Helly Hansen’s owner, retail group Canadian Tire, announced a partnership with textile computing company Myant to incorporate smart textile solutions, a recent Sportstextiles.com article says.  The solutions are based on Myant’s SKIIN Textile Computing platform, which integrates biometric sensors, heat generation technology and electroluminescence into clothing. The goal is to produce apparel and footwear that can […]

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Chip-containing fibers: the new fabric frontier?

June 24th, 2019

Less than a year after a team of MIT researchers reported successfully embedding electronic devices in fibers, around a quarter of a million semiconducting devices have been embedded, according to a Science and Technology Research News article. The goal for the fibers is to allow fabrics or composites to store and convert energy, sense their environment and […]

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