19th Jan 2019
Supield, creator of the thin and warm jacket line, S Kistler, has attained the figure of $100,000 on Kickstarter. The Supield team has decided to add a new aerogel insulated jacket and aerogel insulated gloves for backers to its existing offering - both made by the material inspired by the NASA spacesuits. Supield is headquartered in Shanghai, China.
16th Jun 2018
API, an Italian company specialised in the production of thermoplastic elastomeric compounds and bioplastics, which was acquired by global materials company Trinseo in July 2017, and ICM (Industria Chimica Mediterranea), a key player in the footwear and leather goods industry, have joined hands to facilitate innovative and sustainable technical fabrics.
17th Jan 2018
Professor Yoshiro Tajitsu of Kansai University’s faculty of engineering science and Teijin Frontier Co Ltd, the Teijin Group’s fibre-product converting company, have jointly developed e-stitch, a series of fashionable piezoelectric wearable sensors with stitch designs that measure body motions like extension, contraction, bending and twisting.
24th Nov 2017
Scientists from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have developed breakthrough motion sensors, heralding future ubiquitous, fully integrated and affordable wearable technology. These motion sensors could be integrated into bedsheets to monitor quality of sleep, shoes to track step count and posture or workout clothes to measure intensity of exercise.
21st Nov 2017
Drexel University, in partnership with Department of Defence-supported Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), is setting up a statewide centre that will help companies, entrepreneurs and innovators take their advanced-textile concepts from prototype to product and prepare America’s workforce for the quality jobs the sector is generating.
20th Nov 2017
Graphene Plus (G+) membrane and G+ printed fabrics of Directa Plus, a producer and supplier of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets, have got international certification from Complife Italia (formerly Farcoderm) (Complife), the independent toxicity testing organisation, confirming they do not cause any irritation to human...
13th Nov 2017
UltraTech International has qualified for an Eco Passport certification for its superhydrophobic fabric coating, EverShield. The certification states fabrics treated with EverShield are safe for use with clothing, blankets and other materials produced for babies and toddlers. This certification (Class I) is the highest and most stringent to receive.
28th Sep 2017
Hickory, North Carolina-based high-tech textile manufacturer Supreme Corporation has claimed to have introduced VOLT smart yarns, a highly conductive yarn for advanced smart fabrics. Capable of previously unattainable high levels of conductivity on the order of 1.9 Ohms per meter, each such yarn contains up to four wires the diameter of a human hair.
12th May 2017
Schoeller Textil and Osmotex have signed a production agreement for HYDRO_BOT, a new revolutionising technology for moisture management. The development marks a step forward towards commercialisation for HYDRO_BOT. The two companies announced that tests of the HYDRO_BOT panels have shown encouraging results for the moisture management solution.