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Unlocking Potential: Integrating Technical Textiles into India’s Handloom Sector
Gokulrajaun M

Integrating technical textiles into India’s handloom sector can diversify products and improve working conditions for weavers. Despite challenges such as high costs and resistance to change, strategic government support, and gradual integration can ensure the sector’s sustainability and global competitiveness while preserving its cultural heritage.

Sleeping Bags for Extreme Cold Weather Conditions
Dr. S Ariharasudhan Dr. S. Sundaresan R Senthil Kumar

The production of sleeping bags tailored for extreme cold weather conditions necessitates a nuanced understanding of insulation. Such sleeping bags serve as vital equipment for enthusiasts engaging in outdoor activities in harsh climates. This article delves into the intricacies of sleeping bag design for optimal performance in extreme cold environments.

Textiles in Air & Space Travel
Elizabeth Miller

In the realm of air and space travel, textiles play a surprisingly vital role. From fire-resistant materials in aeroplane seats to specialised fabrics in spacesuits, these woven wonders are essential for safety, efficiency, and comfort. As we enter an era of commercial space travel, understanding textile applications in aerospace becomes crucial.

Sports Textiles: From Head to Toe
Elizabeth Miller

From the crown of an athlete's head to the soles of their feet and extending even to the playing surfaces they compete on, advances in sports textiles are revolutionising time-honoured games. These textile innovations are not just setting the stage for new world records, but they're also aiding in the miraculous recovery from severe injuries.

Functional Wear: More Than Meets the Eye
Tushar Soliwal

Functional textiles and clothing have transformed industries with specialised materials tailored to diverse consumer needs, spanning protective wear, sportswear, and medical garments. This burgeoning market, spurred by technological advances and growing demand, plays a pivotal role in bolstering global economies and driving technological progress.

Protective Textiles: Inspired by Nature
Elizabeth Miller

For ages, Earth's diversity has driven humans to enhance textiles using nature's inspiration. While no single species can thrive in all environments, many have evolved through natural selection to endure challenging conditions. Scientists are using this to humanity’s advantage, creating innovations in protective textiles based on these very adaptations.

High Altitude Clothing for Defence Personnel
Oinam Roselyn Devi

Soldiers are accustomed to rigorous physical activity like running and carrying equipment and weapons. Excessive activity in cold climate followed by inactivity results in hypothermia, whereas high work rates while wearing layers of protective clothing in hot climate leads to hyperthermia. Sometimes these conditions can even lead to illness or death.

Investigation into electromagnetic shielding efficiency of conductive knitted fabrics
Bahadur Goonesh Kumar S Rosunee M. Bradshaw

With the rising ubiquity of a wide range of electronic devices (smart phones, tablets, laptops) and the electromagnetic (EM) waves associated with them, it is becoming increasingly important that cost effective and versatile EM shielding technologies be developed. The two major problems associated with EM waves are that they destructively interfere.

New perspective for protective clothing and PPE recycling

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) plays a major role in enabling professionals to work safely in adverse environments. Kermel looks at developments in the PPE industry. There has been a growth in the number of industries where it is impractical or illegal to work without protective gear. Fire Resistant (FR) PPE is worn by personnel working in environments where they are likely to...

Paradigm shift in usage of Flame Retardant Fabrics signals shift in safety focus
Sushil Behl

Flame retardant fabrics, as the name implies, are used where exposure to fire and risk of accidents are high. Flame retardants help reduce fire damage on people, the environment and tangible assets. Perhaps its most important function is the safety of humans, now acknowledged as the most important factor in productivity and growth.

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