Serge Ferrari project creates an outdoor oasis

December 14, 2018

Improving the water system on Penn State University’s main campus included replacing the water tower, and with its replacement came the opportunity to create an oasis-like area. The new water tower includes a seating and stage area covered by Flexlight Xtrem TX30-III membrane from Serge Ferrari, the company says. Initial

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Teijin develops breathable textiles

December 12, 2018

Teijin Frontier has developed a polyester, high-gauge knitting material laminated with a breathable film to produce thin, lightweight and breathable textiles. Textiles laminated with breathable film are widely used for functional sportswear, due to their waterproofness and stretchability. The new material is compact, form-stable and moisture-permeable. It has a glossy,

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BeBop Sensors wins Time magazine award for smart gloves

December 10, 2018

BeBop Sensors, a creator of smart fabric sensor technology, has won Time magazine’s Best Inventions 2018 Award for its Forte Wireless Data Glove, a recent release announced. The wireless data glove incorporates haptics and sensing designed for applications in the industrial, medical, virtual reality (VR), gaming and design markets. Patrick Lucas Austin, technology columnist

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New “barefoot” performance socks launched

December 6, 2018

The KinisTM Nomad 804 is the latest offering of barefoot performance socks from Kinis, designed to allow the wearer’s feet to move freely and function naturally. The company says that ncorporating the Nomad 804 in training exercises will gradually strengthen the wearer’s feet, which ultimately will support overall improved mobility

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Nano-Care launches germ-destroying “wipe-on glass”

November 30, 2018

Nano-Care Deutschland AG has launched the third generation of ultra-thin coatings, “wipe-on glass.” The company believes the product may provide protection against “the most substantial problem the 21st century faces: pathogen microorganisms.” A recent release reports the barrier is effective against hospital germs including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), as well

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Flexible sensor maps blood oxygen

November 26, 2018

A team of engineers at the University of California (UC) Berkeley has developed a new flexible sensor that can map blood oxygen levels, potentially monitoring oxygenation of skin grafts and oxygen levels in transplanted organs. With this new sensor, doctors may be able to gather real-time information about a patient’s

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Lubrizol collaboration produces Multi-Tech Commuter Jacket

November 26, 2018

Photo: Lubrizol. The Lubrizol Corp., Wickliffe, Ohio, has unveiled its fashion-functional Multi-Tech Commuter (MTC) Jacket that provides the wearer with warmth-on-demand, without added weight or bulk. The jacket is the result of a multiple-partner collaboration among experts in the wearables market, including Lubrizol, Principled Design, ACI Materials, and Butler Technologies.

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Textile is designed to shred bullets

November 26, 2018

Echelon Materials has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund the production of its proprietary loom required to produce TiTek, a recent release from the company says. TiTek is a patented lightweight, flexible fabric designed to shred high-powered conical/rifle rounds. According to the company, the fabric responds to today’s increasing threats

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Flexible TPE body protection developed

November 23, 2018

The French company Hexaflex has developed a patent-padding technology based on hexagonal-pyramidal shapes molded with TPE, a recent press release from the company says. The design uses a thermoplastic elastomer compound from KRAIBURG TPE and is intended to provide flexibility, light weight and full articulation characteristics of the modular system

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Breathable barrier fabric for surgical gowns launched

November 21, 2018

Ahlstrom-Munksjö recently announced the launch of ViroSēl. The new fabric (pronounced Vi-ro-seal) is designed for surgical gowns to keep medical professionals protected and comfortable. ViroSēl is the company’s next generation breathable viral barrier and provides the opportunity to create robust seam seals for critical areas of a surgical gown. The tri-laminate

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