IPG NovaShield 400 series cited by CRRC

July 8th, 2016

Montreal-based Intertape Polymer Group® Inc., manufacturer of woven, coated products, received a listing for IPG’s NovaShield® 400 series on the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) Rated-Products Directory. The council requires two properties—solar reflectance and thermal emittance—to be measured by an independent accredited lab. It then simulates the aging process in a lab for three years […]

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ThermalTech introduces solar-powered fabric

February 19th, 2016

Yucatan, Mexico-based ThermalTech has introduced a solar-powered smart fabric made from stainless-steel yarn. The fabric is lightweight and gathers energy from the sun, artificial light and the wearer’s own body heat to keep the body warm even after the sun has set or on cloudy days. According to the company, the fabric's technology generates up […]

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Teijin-equipped solar racecar places second

November 18th, 2015

OWL, an advanced solar-powered car developed by Kogakuin University using Teijin carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP), finished in second place at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the world’s largest solar car race, held Oct. 18-25 in Australia. Toho Tenax Co. Ltd., the core company of Tokyo-based Teijin Group’s carbon fibers and composites business, supplied the university with […]

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Energy for the future

March 20th, 2015

Flexible and durable power-generating textiles are poised to make a difference in meeting tomorrow’s energy requirements. Looking forward, before imagination meets prototype, the next generation of energy-producing products seems unattainable. Looking backward, after such innovations are readily available, the development process seems logical—and simple. It’s the “hindsight is 20/20” phenomenon. While photovoltaic power-harvesting technologies are […]

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Solar Impulse, partners unveil round-the-world solar flight

January 26th, 2015

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, Swiss co-founders and pilots of Solar Impulse, and the company’s partners have revealed the detailed global flight route of Solar Impulse 2 (Si2). The first solar-powered plane able to fly day and night will land in 12 locations across the world and travel 35,000 kilometers (about 22,000 miles) in the […]

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