Hohenstein implements new 4D body scanner

October 21, 2019

The Hohenstein Institute has a new 4D body scanner that will be used in a series of research projects aimed at developing a standard method of analyzing how a clothing item restricts movement. Scanning in 4D shows body shape and size for the intended customer, helping to determine the impact

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More than a perfect fit

October 21, 2019

Startup focuses on functional intimate apparel for breast cancer survivors. by Marie O’Mahony Intimate apparel size and fit is a challenge for manufacturers and consumers alike, but for double mastectomy survivors there are additional problems to be overcome. Susanne Wroblewski is the Research Lab Coordinator at Central Michigan University and

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Avalanche rescue garment wins 2019 Competition

October 7, 2019

First place in the Student Design Competition was awarded to the Emergency Avalanche Transceiver Garment created by University of Minnesota–Twin Cities students Ian Harris, Warda Moosa and Mary Xiong. The Advanced Textile Products and Narrow Fabrics Institute, divisions of IFAI, recently selected recipients of the 2019 Advanced Textiles Student Design

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Hohenstein’s WATson measures evaporative cooling of a textile

September 27, 2019

Hohenstein reports that its heat loss device, WATson, can quantitatively measure the evaporative cooling ability of a textile or textile system. It measures the dynamic interaction of textiles and human thermal regulation with customizable climatic conditions and sweat rates.  The 2019 published DIN SPEC 60015, “Quantitative measurement of the evaporative

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Hövding launches improved cyclists’ airbag

September 23, 2019

Photo:  Hövding. The third generation of a unique airbag for urban cyclists is launching this month. In an accident, the Hövding 3 airbagby Swedish company Hövding will inflate in 0.1 second to enclose the head and hold the cyclist’s neck in place. The third generation of the product is easier to use, can be

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Coats offers new personal protection fabric

September 23, 2019

U.K. industrial thread manufacturer Coats is launching a new product targeting the personal protection sector. FlamePro Splash Protect complements the company’s existing range of flame-resistant sewing threads. The company reports the fabric is flame- and heat-resistant and is engineered to be durable yet lightweight and soft. The fabric is designed

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New garment designed to control odor in body armor

September 16, 2019

Protective garment startup DragynSkyn has recently announced an upcoming line of compression apparel designed to perform under ballistic body armor. The new product uses a three-layer design to control body odor in protective armor. One layer pulls moisture away from the body and vaporizes it, and a microporous laminate keeps odor-causing bacteria from

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Devan R-Vital® CBD-infused textiles hit the market

September 12, 2019

With the recent launch of Acabada ProActiveWear, CBD-infused textiles are now available. The fabric treatment behind the CBD-infused textiles was developed by Devan Chemicals, a Belgian company specializing in functional finishes for textile markets. Devan launched its CBD (Cannabidiol) fabric treatment at Heimtextil 2019 in Frankfurt as part of their

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Bally Ribbon Mills introduces E-WEBBINGS®

September 9, 2019

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM) has introduced E-WEBBINGS® e-textile product base, specifically designed to serve as a customizable base for a wide range of smart textile applications within the Internet of Things (IoT). These smart textiles serve as the foundation layer to which electronic intercommunication technology is integrated directly, and they

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Scientists laser print graphene supercapacitors

September 9, 2019

The next generation of waterproof smart fabrics will be laser printed and made in minutes. That’s the future imagined by the RMIT University researchers behind a new e-textile technology. The team of scientists reported they have developed a cost-efficient and scaleable method for fabricating textiles embedded with energy storage devices.

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