A startup ecosystem

May 9th, 2022

This oil-absorbent fibrous product showcases a successful academia and industry collaboration in support of a startup. Photo: Brad Thomas, Texas Tech University.  The recent COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the need for, and the benefits of, translational research, which enables startups. “Startups are akin to having new plants and trees in an ecosystem,” says Dr. Atul […]

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Textile innovations move to the mainstream

April 27th, 2020

Once confined to elite sports and fitness, high-tech apparel textiles are becoming the norm.  by Debra Cobb The popularity of sport and fitness brands has grown with innovation on the part of high-tech textile and technology companies. Now these functional textiles, once enjoyed only by elite athletes and uniformed personnel, are becoming the norm for […]

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Growth meets change in protective textiles

May 20th, 2019

Innovating and commercializing to participate in future opportunities. by Seshadri Ramkumar Towelie™ is said to be the first biodegradable oil sorbent technology, functional as a wipe, mat, and a floating sorbent. It was created by engineers and outdoorsmen in the oil and gas industry to reduce the environmental impact of waste generated in oil exploration, […]

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