Shima Seiki releases knitting data for WHOLEGARMENT® mask

March 23, 2020

In light of the recent worldwide shortage of surgical masks due to the spread of COVID­-19, flat-knitting solutions provider Shima Seiki has released knitting data for producing a 3D knitted version of the masks on its WHOLEGARMENT® knitting machines. Photo: Shima Seiki. According to a report in Knitting Industry, the

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Mitsufuji launches reusable Hamon AG mask

March 23, 2020

Mitsufuji Corp., a company that develops and sells wearable products, has launched the Hamon AG mask, a high-performance mask that can be washed in any home washing machine up to 50 times, and reused repeatedly.  Photo: Mitsufuji Corp. A report on designboom.com says that the product is made from medical fibers

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HeiQ Viroblock technology can combat coronavirus

March 23, 2020

HeiQ has recently launched HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03, an antiviral and antimicrobial textile treatment that has tested effective against coronavirus, a news release from the company says. According to HeiQ, the treatment in HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 is proven effective against human coronavirus (229E) in face mask testing, enhancing the antiviral log

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Company designs firefighting gear for women

March 20, 2020

After five years of research and development, a women-owned company focused on making firefighter uniforms for wildland firefighters said it’s ready to launch a line of female-specific uniforms. A report in sportstextiles.com says Green Buffalow will soon be taking pre-orders for uniforms that address several key problems with conventional uniforms made in

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Coats, Osram partner in Signal Active Illumination

March 9, 2020

Photo: Coats. Coats is partnering with lighting specialist Osram to introduce new active illumination for garments and accessories. The Coats Signal Active Illumination light system made by Osram is designed to enhance the wearer’s safety and visibility during low-light conditions and at night, Coats reports.  The new Coats Signal Active

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Volleback chooses ceramics found in jet engines

March 6, 2020

Photo: Vollebak. Outdoor brand Vollebak has embedded a hoody with ceramics that have traditionally been used in missiles and jet engines. Sportstextiles.com reports that the U.K. brand says the 60,000 ceramic particles are thinner than human hair, which means the material remains high wicking, lightweight and breathable,“ but it’s also second

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Startup makes shape-shifting jacket prototype

February 24, 2020

Startup company Skyscrape plans to makes clothing that naturally adapts to the temperature of both the wearer and the environment with yarn that changes shape as temperatures change, becoming thicker as temperatures drop, which provides more insulation and comfort to the wearer. The company reports that active yarns in the

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LOOMIA Releases a 4-Wire Bus sample

February 24, 2020

LOOMIA has recently announced the release of its latest development, the 4-Wire Bus sample. This material innovation demonstrates how the LOOMIA Electronic Layer (LEL) looks and feels on a performance fabric. It is the company’s first test-able sample, making it ideal for engineering groups that need resistance or impedance measurements

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Robotic glove designed for hand paralysis

February 10, 2020

Images and video: Neofect. Koreon start-up Neofect has developed a robotic glove that’s meant to help patients suffering from paralysis. The product prototype, named Neomano, is a smart glove designed for patient rehabilitation of the hand following a stroke, spinal cord injury, or another condition that limits patients’ ability to use their hands. 

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Flexible device powered by body heat

February 10, 2020

NC State’s improved theromoelectric generator demonstrates efficiency and flexibility. Photo: Mehmet Ozturk, NC State University. North Carolina State University (NCSU) engineers have demonstrated a flexible device that harvests heat energy from the human body to monitor health, according to an article provided by NCSU. The flexible thermoelectric generators (TEGs) use the

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