Ecco to make customized shoes for the masses

April 16, 2018

Ecco and Cambridge Design Partnership will use 3-D printing technology to make on-site digital shoe customization scalable. Sports Textiles reports that the project, known as QUANT-U (quantified you), provides in minutes a digital analysis of a consumer’s foot structure, including the way that person moves. Analysis begins with a wearable

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LifeThreads® awarded agreement for healthcare worker uniforms

April 4, 2018

LifeThreads® LLC has been awarded a three-year group purchasing agreement with Premier, a leading healthcare improvement company. The new agreement allows Premier members at 3,900 U.S. hospitals and 150,000 other healthcare provider organizations to take advantage of terms pre-negotiated by Premier for the purchase of LifeThreads’ products, including its Classic

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Biodegradable oil-absorbent mats on the market

April 3, 2018

Microplastics and marine pollution, including oil spills, have been gaining global attention. In response to those concerns, Wellgro Tech, Chennai, India, has recently brought biodegradable and environmentally benign oil-absorbent mats to the market. Oil-absorbent mats have been predominantly synthetic-based. With increasing awareness about marine pollution caused by plastics, Wellgro Tech

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New filtration media for gas turbines announced

March 30, 2018

Ahlstrom-Munksjö announces the launch of Trinitex® Advance W3200, an E12 industrial filtration media specifically designed for pulse jet gas turbine applications. This is the second product launch from the platform, a range of filtration media designed to purify air for industrial applications. The company reports that the product’s E12 efficiency

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TeXtreme® expands product line with ±45° Grid fabric

March 29, 2018

TeXtreme® is proud to announce their latest addition to their line of Spread Tow products, the ±45° Grid fabric. This new version of TeXtreme Spread Tow fabric will further broaden the ability to optimize Spread Tow solutions for new applications and markets, the company says. TeXtreme Spread Tow Grid can

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Harvard researchers personalize soft exosuit devices

March 26, 2018

A Bayesian optimization method that integrates the metabolic costs in wearers of this hip-assisting exosuit enabled the individualized fine-tuning of assistive forces. Credit: Ye Ding/Harvard University. Soft, assistive devices, such as the exosuit being designed by the Harvard Biodesign Lab, work best when the wearer and the robot are in

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Textile printing technology produces high-resistance fabric

March 26, 2018

Munich-based industrial designer Bastian Müller’s brand Patronace has introduced a unique soft protection jacket created using a new textile printing technology called GRDXKN. This process, according to a Designboom story, can integrate mechanical material performance into the textile, making it possible for two-dimensional colors to become three-dimensional in parts. Color that was once

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Backpack designed for peace of mind, smart power

March 20, 2018

A backpack by VIP could provide better peace of mind for travelers with unusual features that are designed to prevent theft. The VIP Anti-Theft Backpack from U.K.-based VIPmemberstore.com is made of slash-proof material and has hidden zippers for private storage areas. Another feature that may gives travelers a sense of

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Chomarat develops multiaxial glass non-crimp fabric

March 16, 2018

Chomarat, the composite reinforcement specialist group, has developed multiaxial glass non-crimp fabric (NCF) for thermoplastic composites. According to a report in Technical Textiles, the patented stitching yarn can withstand processing temperatures up to 400° Celisus, making it an innovative industrial solution for thermoplastic composites and alternative to the woven reinforcements

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SGL Group develops new carbon fiber for aerospace

March 14, 2018

SGL Group has developed a new carbon fiber, SIGRAFIL C T50-4.8/280, which is characterized by a high Young’s modulus, making it ideal for aerospace applications. Pressure vessels, drive shafts, profiles and sheet molding compounds (SMCs) are other applications for the fiber, which has good mechanical properties due to high stiffness

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